Monday, February 1, 2016

FO: Mary Mead

And here she is...
Mary Mead was a fun knit - a cute little sport weight, cropped cardigan, knit all in one piece. I made quite a few mods. The original has garter and eyelet - I did stocknit and eyelet. The sleeves of the original are full length and narrow - I did wide and 3/4. And I'm very pleased with the result
Because of my short waist, and penchant for wearing dresses, I love a good cropped cardigan. I am however, going to stick with raglans and round yokes from now on though. Nothing wrong with the set-in sleeve (and the seamless construction of this one is brilliant!) - it's just I have narrow shoulders and I find this a little too wide.
The Regia Silk six-ply was nice to knit with, and is nice and soft and warm, without being bulky. My only complaint, is that the yarn show wear quickly. Not a terrible thing.. just a thing...
While it looks great with this jersey, crew-neck dress - I have several other dresses it will go with as well. Another nice addition to my wardrobe, and another fun knit - I believe there will be more Andi Satterland cardigans in my future.

9 comments:

Dee said...

Very cute. That type of cardi looks great on you!

Rachelle said...

It looks good, but I see what you mean about it being too wide in the shoulders for you. It's almost a drop-shoulder look, though luckily not in the 1980's OTT way.

Araignee said...

Love it!

Nancy Kay said...

Beautiful cardigan.Love the pattern mods you made. It sure looks great on you and with the dress!

RobinH said...

Very nice indeed!

kathy b said...

Im clapping for you! Lovely lovely knitting !!!! The green is beautiful, and I love that you did not knit garter! Just so lovely. You look so pretty

Alisha said...

Looks amazing. Beautiful pictures!!!!! Beautiful you!!!!

Chrisknits b said...

Just beautiful! Great job on the mods, I like the sleeve length especially.

elns said...

Yeah for the modeled shots! You look fabulous in it with your great sun glasses as well! (envy over here!) I love how you posted about all of your mods. I think they are great. You really understand garment construction and convey it very well to big dolts like me. Also, I think you understand garments and how they work on actual bodies. I have to start figuring out how to modify things for myself.