August 26, 2011

Cria

Cria

Cria

I've been planning to knit the Cria pattern from Ysolda's Little Red in the City book ever since I first saw the preview pictures, I think some time last fall. In January, I ordered the yarn, Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light, specifically this project in mind. The pattern was released a couple of months ago, but, as usual, my summer has been slow in the knitting front, so I didn't get around to it until now.

The construction of the yoke is quite unusual, and it took me a while to wrap my brain around it. The rest of the cardigan, in contrast, was very easy to knit. This is, so far, the best fitting sweater I've knit for myself, even if it isn't exactly perfect. The part I'm the least satisfied with is the pockets; all the seaming and multiple layers of fabric was apparently too much of a challenge for my finishing techniques. If I ever knit this pattern again, which I'm considering for the long-sleeved version, I will probably leave the pockets out.

Overall, I'm very happy with this project, which is rare for sweaters. This will probably be my go-to cardigan for hanging around at home for this fall.

10 comments:

  1. Pretty gorgeous!
    ♥ greetings
    Bine

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  2. Wow, the original didn't really catch my eye but I love your version!

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  3. I love your version as well! It looks very cozy in the Ultra Alpaca and I'm a big fan of the garter stitch yoke.

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  4. it looks great! pockets and all ;)

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  5. I agree, the pockets are very cute! Well done! I bet it will get a lot of wear!

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  6. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! Yes, both the regular Ultra Alpaca and the light version are great sweater yarns.

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  7. that is absolutely stunning! it looks fantastic on you!

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  8. This little sweater looks great on you.
    You did a beautiful job on this.

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