Kelly Green Rockerfellar Sweater

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I recently discovered the book "Big City Knits" by Wenlan Chia. I love her philosophy, its made for women who shop at high-end designer stores, and would like to learn to knit for themselves. Well, I don't exactly shop at high-end designer stores, but I like to stay in style, and I love that knitting allows me to add customized pieces to my wardrobe that would probably be much more expensive if if I bought them at a store (and they were made by a professional)

My only complaint is that in this book, a size large is a 38" bust, and there is no extra-large. So, I pretty well had to engineer this size and fit for myself. I'm fairly pleased with the end result - even though I've discovered it is FAR to warm to wear this fall.-

Shelbie
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26 comments

flora said...

Shelbie!
You are amazing. And so prolific! I love your knitting blogs. Thanks for the inspiration. (And a good green.)
xo flora

belinda said...

I lke the color...and it reminds me of one I used to have only in red with big red buttons!!!

~D Spack~ said...

Man, Shelbie, that you can do that is admirable!!!! such patience and brains!

TLC said...

Shelbie, your cardigan is wonderful! What yarn did you use?

Susan said...

What an accomplished knitter you are Shelbie; I love the shawl collar.

PamKittyMorning said...

Love it! Great job.

Net said...

Looks great - love the colour!

CJ said...

CUTE sweater! It isn't fall yet, maybe it will be just right once late September arrives. Surely by October it will be perfect.

eileen said...

Shelbie, this sweater is sweet! I can hardly believe a person can actually knit something like that.. give me a sewing needle and thread any day. The cable stitch is beautiful. And you look very pretty in that shade of green.

quiltingcindy said...

I love that green sweater. It won't be long until you will get to wear it.

em's scrapbag said...

You did a great job. It looks fabulous! Have a great day, Em

Darlene said...

I'm in awe of you knitting talent. Beautiful sweater!

ElizabethandJeff said...

I love it!

Cathie in UT said...

Love it and of course green is MY favorite color so if you don't want to keep it send it my way! LOL
I don't knit but I can appreciate great work!

Sandi A. said...

Shelbie,
Your sweater is really pretty and I love the cable design. I don't knit but always wish I had learned (my MIL tried to teach me but I was just not good with the needles). The sweater may be too warm for fall but it will look great at Christmas!

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tracey said...

This is a great cardigan, the sort i love to wear, i shall make a note of the book, thankyou,
Tracey

Kim said...

awesome sweater :)

Penny said...

your sweater is amazing Shelby! You are so talented! I love the color you chose too!

Kay said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous but I don't have time to learn to knit. That green is divine!

Cheryl said...

Wow - amazing! What a beautiful sweater. My daughter-in-law and myself took a knitting class and we both are having a hard time picking it up. I really admire your work!

brigette said...

you are going to love that gorgeous sweater forever!!!! great job!!!!!

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Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh my goodness! This is very nice work. Good job. I love the color, too. It makes me happy.

Irish heritage Love, *karendianne.

jen duncan said...

:-0
Way to Go Shelbie!!! Woooo HOOO! Very impressive indeed.

tmmkitten said...

yeah, you look hot in both senses of the word. :)

i can has in pink?