Natalie's Lemon Slouch Cardigan

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For Christmas last year my mom got me a copy of Suzan Mischer's Greetings from Knit Cafe. As I paged through the book and ear-marked projects to add to my queue, I was struck by Helen Roux's Slouchy Cardigan and how it reminded me of something my older sister, Natalie, would like to wear. So, I added it to my list and decided to make it for her.

Knowing her yarn preferences, I knew she would want a very soft yarn. As I mentioned in my post last week this resulted in a surpirse project for me when I picked out a yarn that wouldn't suit her needs. Luckily - visiting my local yarn store (the Unraveled Sheep - in Sandy) I found the perfect yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in a bright yellow.
I was very impressed with how well the pattern was written, and despite the small sport gauge of the yarn, how fast it knitted up. With the exception of the pockets that were added it ended up exactly as the pictures illustrated in the pattern. I was very excited. I might eventually make one for myself!

I can't wait to add this to my ravelry account (If you're interested my username is LizzyLemon, since I am such a fan of the show 30 Rock)-

Shelbie
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25 comments

Rumi said...

Love that yellow sweater! Will have to look you up in Ravelry. I'm new to ravelry myself!

Sandi said...

You're knitting projects are always fantastic, Shelbie!! This sweater is lovely and Natalie is a very lucky sister!!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Wow, wonderful project. I love the color.
Teresa

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I haven't been much of a knitting fan in the past, but I LOVE this sweater. It is such a cute style and the color is perfect.

Des said...

Shelbie,

THAT is totally Rocktastic!!!!! i love it!

Beth at Aunties said...

I LOVE this! Great job!

jen duncan said...

That is fabulous! Really!! And what a super sister you are. :-)

Carrie P. said...

Such a cute yellow sweater. All ready for spring.

Lotta said...

Oh lucky sister! Love that sweater!

Dionne said...

Love the sweater! Looks SO SO comfortable!
Cheers,
Dionne

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love the sweater! What a sweet sister you are, and the color, yellow, so bright and spring like! wonderful job!

Jenny said...

I love the sweater! You are an amazing knitter! Thanks for sharing!

brigette said...

oh shelby!! it's gorgeous! i'm sure your sister is sooooo happy with it!
bravo!!

w&v said...

Beautiful Job!! how long did this take? It is quite a PROJECT!!!

Shari said...

Oh wow Shelbie! This is fabulous. I'm sure Natalie absolutely loved it! Such a gorgeous colour too. The pockets are a good addition.

Well done!

Cheers!

mau said...

I still can't get how fast you can do these projects....that would take me years to do. Just love the color, it is so beautiful.

Sew Many Ways... said...

This sweater is just beautiful. Love the color. I really need to learn how to knit again. I did it when I was younger, but haven't stitched in years and years.
~Karen~

Jackie said...

Your sweater is just beautiful! Alpaca is wonderful and very soft. If you can find baby alpaca wool it is even softer. Love it!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is amazing. I love it!!!! will you knit for me tooooo????
Love me some 30 Rock too. Lemon is hysterical.

pratima said...

It is gorgeous! Yellow is just lovely!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Ohhh its very cute and what a great fit!

Robin said...

The sweater is gorgeous! I love the yellow and the fit looks perfect. You did an amazing job, Shelbie! Someday, I am so learning how to knit. :) (And yay, 30 Rock! Love that show!)

Dawn said...

WOW Shelbie!! Your needle work is soooo amazing!! I love the yellow! Hugs!!

lifeinredshoes said...

Whoa girl, you have some serious skills!
I can crochet dishclothes and hotpads, I wonder how they would look made into an item of clothing!?!

Trisha said...

Very cute! I have had this in my "must knit" list for a while. It just looks so comfy!