sort of Sylph

It’s a story so cliche, only the late Don LaFontaine could make it exciting: Girl falls for yarn, girl weds yarn to pattern, girl modifies pattern, girl almost runs out of yarn but manages to squeak by. The end.

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yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
pattern: Sylph Cardigan by Robin Melanson. Modified with a custom-made and strange mix of measurements, top-down sleeves (to accommodate my amount of yarn), adjusted body st. pattern (to account for textured yarn), and no ruffles (do I need to tell you what I’m accommodating here?).

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I’m happy with this one. I started knitting it in May or June and finished in October. Not bad, the way things are going around here! But I do love the color of this yarn (see top pictures for closest representation). It is subtle and almost neutral, but with a surprising depth.

And ah, doesn’t it reflect orange so nicely?

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(Oh, and girl uses earrings to close cardigan when she doesn’t have the recommended closures. That could be the thrilling plot twist!)

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7 comments so far

  1. carla on

    That’s a great sweater!

  2. Octopus Knits on

    I love your modifications – it looks great on you!

  3. Bria on

    I. Love. This!!! (and the skirt from the previous post, by the by)

  4. Julie on

    I love it! I love how unfussy it looks, totally classic and cool. Great job!

  5. Kara on

    Good story! I especially love the ending…you in a darling sweater.

  6. Siga on

    It’s a perfect fit! Congratulations!

  7. Jill B. on

    It looks great! The sleeves turned out the perfect length. The “closures” work well. =)


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