October 14, 2012

Cria #2

Cria #2

Cria #2

There has been some knitting going on, even though the updates have been sparse lately. This, however, is the first finished item in about two months. I liked the fit of my first Cria so much I decided a while ago I would knit a second one. However, enough time had passed that previous experience was of no help getting through the tricky beginning, since I'd forgotten pretty much everything about the last time (and the little I did remember was incorrect). So, the difficulty level was the same as the first time around, but I'm also equally happy with the results. Madelinetosh pashmina has a lovely sheen and drape, and I don't think this will be my only time using this yarn. And Ysolda's Cria pattern still holds its place as the best-fitting sweater pattern I've knit so far.

The Ravelry project page

10 comments:

  1. Cria is beautiful, and your version is beautiful indeed. Which size did you choose? How is it compared to the size of your shop-bought cardigans? I started on this once, but put it aside because it probably will become too big. I want to start over, especially after seeing yours.

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    1. It's the size 34. I don't think I actually have any store bought cardigans, but in any case they don't usually come in that kind of sizing, either. I would say it's probably a little bit bigger than I would expect from a 34, because I'm more like a 36 actually.

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  2. I agree it fits you beautifully!

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  3. I stumbled upon your blog when I googled color affection (love your selection of colors. so gorgeous!) and I love it. I love just about every pattern you knit and your choice of color and yarn is alway spot on my taste. I'll stick around for a while :)

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    1. Thank you for your very kind words! I hope you enjoy your stay :D.

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  4. The color, the fit, the style, all are perfect on you. Of course your beautiful knitting is spot on!

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  5. I agree with you. Cria is the best fitting sweater I have knitted so far. It took me almost a year to finish it with a lot of frogging but it was worth it. The fit is great.

    Yours looks absolutely fabulous.

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