6.08.2012

FO: Nanook Cardigan

I figured that since we were already into the month of June that it was high time to finish one of my sweaters in progress. So here's Nanook:


Really happy with how this turned out, despite the fact that I had a slight panic attack when the sweater seemed to have grown twice its size after blocking. Thankfully, I knitted the xs size and the fit was a little tight preblocking. The yarn is Lark by Quince and Co. I would certainly knit with it again, keeping in mind that it grows quite a bit, especially lengthwise.


My favorite part of the sweater is the collar which can be worn closed or opened. I favor the latter and will probably not add a button to it. I usually have no desire to repeat a sweater pattern, but this one has me tempted to knit it again in a more neutral color. I love the relaxed, almost blazer like, style of this sweater and would love to have one that would go with more tops in my closet.


Also, as with all of the Heidi Kirrmaier patterns that I have made, this one was filled with fun details that kept the knitting interesting. So yes, most definitely a repeat knit!



(join in the fun by going to FO Friday with Tami's Amis)

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous sweater - LOVE the green!

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  2. So very pretty. I just love the way the stitch pattern lays on that collar.

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  3. ooh pretty sweater, i love the green and the pattern looks gorgeous. hav ea knitty friday xxx

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  4. Your Nanook is soo beautiful! What a vivid green!

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  5. It's so pretty. I love the color! I think it would look great in a neutral, too.

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  6. I love that collar! It's so stylish, but it still looks like it was incredibly fun to knit.

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  7. Best. Green. Ever! Glad you had so much fun knitting it, especially because it looks spectacular on you!

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  8. so pretty - I love that green! great job =D

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  9. It looks great! The colour is amazing.

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  10. Excellent cardigan ... I love the intricate shawl collar, too, and you really went out there and picked a great color!

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  11. Wow. That is stunning. Very interesting textures: it looks incredibly wearable but still fun to make. ♥

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  12. ooooh it is FAB!!!! great colour too.

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  13. Beautiful cardigan...love the color!

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  14. I love the colour and the collar is just gorgeous :)

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  15. So happy to have met you through Blog Week- I love checking in on what you're working on! Today I nominated you for a "Sunshine Award" over at my place....http://fidlstix.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunshiney-weekend.html

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  16. I'm just getting around to commenting on FO Friday's and HOLY SMOKES! This is beautiful!!!!

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  17. This looks absolutely lovely on you!!! I'd say a repeat would be wonderful. I, too, love Heidi's designs. Just can't go wrong with one of them!!!

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  18. Ooooohh - I love the collar on it - that is really lovely! Fabulous color, too!

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  19. So so beautiful! I see that is has a lot of wears in its future. : ) Congrats!

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  20. Love your Nanook. I have just started knitting this in a silk/wool blend and love the way it drapes. I hope mine is as successful as yours.
    Helen

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