by Amanda on September 25, 2006

in Knitting Pure and Simple, Princess

Completedprincess It’s done. It’s finally done-the princess cardigan. I finished it and washed it Sunday. I was buying one ball at a time for this sweater. Partially because I knew I didn’t have the time to finish it quickly and partially because I didn’t want to stomach the approx. $100 for the yarn at one time.

I have to say, I think this is going to be a favorite. After washing it softened and became very drapy. It feels so lightweight, but still warm. I am testing it out at work today, so I’ll really see how it hold up to fall air conditioning.

Pattern: Knit from the top down using my own measurements.
Yarn: Classic Elite Princess in 3432 – Majesty’s Magenta
Needles: Addi Turbos in Size 8 & 6
Notes: Love it! This sweater is going to make a great office sweater.

I also received my Knit Picks order on Saturday. I ordered some Mainline in Butter Butterpecanmainline Pecan. The Mainline was on sale for $2.63/ball, so I figured why not. I did a little swatch with it, and I think I am going to really like it. I can already tell any cables will be totally awesome because of the stitch definition. I haven’t washed the swatch, yet, but I am planning to do that soon. Hopefully KP will come out with some more colors of this stuff pretty soon.

Oh, and I bet you are wondering what I am going to do with the orange KP Merino. Even if you weren’t, I have decided upon this.


jess September 25, 2006 at 10:12 am

Princess looks great!
I knit one of my sisters a sweater in main line. It was a simple raglan with contrast sleeves, but it really worked up great. I enjoyed knititng it! I also washed and dried it will no ill effects (but I’d wash/dry a swatch first). 🙂

Robin September 25, 2006 at 10:56 am

The stitch definition looks really nice on the Knit Picks Main Line – one to add to my list if I ever buy yarn again…

heather September 25, 2006 at 11:07 am

wow looks fabulous…that color is so vibrant.

sandra September 29, 2006 at 5:08 pm

That cardi is keeper! Great knitting, great coloure!

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