Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Whole Shebang!






The pattern isn't ready yet but I thought I'd share the finished product because I'm so happy with how it turned out!
......I Promise to work really hard getting this written up and ready for purchase soon!
Meanwhile here are some of the specs:

Pattern: Moch Cardi (moch means moth in Shetland dialect) A bottom up, seamless yoked cardigan with 3/4 length sleeves and body. Features a well known Shetland Lace pattern at the yoke with a hint also in the hem and cuffs.

Size: The above size is 35 inch chest shown with 1 inch of negative ease. I will be supplying a broad range of sizes.

Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr Silk (50% wool Merino wool/ 50% Tussah Silk), DK weight, 1120 yrds per cone. Approx 910 yrds used for this size.
This yarn is on the heavier side of DK than some out there. Some suggestions for substitutes:
Malabrigo Silky Merino
Jo Sharp Silk Road DK
Louisa Harding Grace silk and Wool
Rowan RYC Silk Wool DK
There are lots of others but I would recommend something with silk in it or something with good drape and stitch definition.

Gauge: 5.25 sts per inch on US#6 in Stockinette st


37 comments:

todayandeveryday said...

Wow, that is some kinda cute! I can't wait for the pattern. . .

Lise said...

It looks great, and very feminine.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I'm ready to buy the pattern.

Kirsten said...

It's just as fantastic as I expected! You never disappoint!

Marnie said...

Just beautiful and flattering and feminine without being fussy. Such a great piece. Congrats.

Hilary said...

What a gorgeous cardi! I love the "hint" of lace at the hems.

Green Kitchen said...

Fantastic! And *you* are your best model of your designs.

mel said...

Whoa! I love it - that yoke is just gorgeous Gudrun!!

Beth Armstrong said...

Me,me,me, I want one too!!!! Love it, love the style, the colour, love the beautiful yoke effect and the buttons. Fantastic Gudrun! x

Jodi said...

Just gorgeous! I'm looking forward to the pattern release and knitting one for myself.

Poethead said...

The sweater is so pretty! I love the name! Thanks for the list of yarn substitutions. I look forward to the pattern!

Chery said...

Beautiful! Love that color, too.

ladybug-zen said...

as always, Gudrun, gorgeous design. and the color is heavenly. yummy!yummy!

melissa said...

i've already mentioned how much i truly love this cardi, it's just perfect!
i was wondering where you get your buttons. i have a ton of projects that need them, but i can't seem to find any i really love.

CelticCastOn said...

this is beautiful!!!
Awaiting the pattern :)

Katie said...

Love it! The yoke is just beautiful. Great work!

Lolly said...

This is just perfect. I love the blue you chose. I can't wait to make it!

Cirilia said...

Great sweater but YOU look fantastic! LOVE the short hair =)

veera said...

It's beautiful! I love every little detail...

KNITTING from the HART said...

A shebank it is--You slook so cute it it as well...

Cornflower said...

It is lovely!

Lynne S of Oz said...

Aw, nice! I need a summer cardi too!

Bubbychucks said...

want.must.have.sexy!

luneray said...

very lovely! Great color and wonderful choice of yarn.

lucy said...

Fantastic sweater Gudrun! Looks like it could be worked out fast. The silk has a nice shine and drape.

oh, lovely name too.

Penny Nickels said...

I can't get over how perfect this is! Bring on the pattern!

raining sheep said...

That is a cute pattern. Question: I may have missed this in your post but is it knit in the round? Silk is perfect for that style, it would drape perfectly. I love the few buttons just on the top.

Journeying Five said...

I absolutely love it! It looks so good on you. Can't wait for the pattern. How do we know when it is ready?

gilraen said...

I love this!! It will be a great pattern to knit :) I love the cjoice of yarns too :)

emileeknits said...

It's lovely!

Tracy said...

VERY, very beautiful! Love the shape and feminine detailing with lacy pattern here & there...and the color! More and more I like one-of few-button cardis. :o)

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Just call me Ruby said...

What a beautiful cardigan. Love the design, the yarn, the colour, the buttons and the model! Looking forward to buying the pattern.

love Ruby xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! I've been looking for a summer cardi pattern, and this is perfect! Don't mean to put too much pressure on but I was looking for a pattern to do for a trip that I'm taking in April. Do you have a general idea of when you will be posting the pattern?

Gudrun Johnston said...

Hi anonymous,
I hope to have the pattern out by early next week..if not before!

Kate said...

The perfect match of yarn type, cardigan style, and nifty construction. I just love it!

said...

it's beautiful!