on my needles

Friday, January 23, 2009

I mentioned a while ago that I started something for myself.
It is the Moorland Honeycomb cardigan from Classic Elite.  I have changed the pattern a bit.  I didn't feel like doing the 1x1 rib for 6" at the beginning, so I changed it to a 1" garter edge.  I am also going to make the neckline a little higher.  

Have you ever worked on something and thought that it was too small? Yep.  Me too.  I will be shocked if this thing fits me.
However, I started the right front.  And if nothing else, my sister will inherit another sweater.
Have a fantastic weekend!!!

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71 comments

  1. I know what you're sister is hoping for! I love the color and I'm sure it will turn out gorgeous as do all your creations! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Your lucky sister! It makes me cringe to spend that much time knitting something so nice and then having to gift it!

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  3. awesome color leslie. another great choice for you!

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  4. I love the color!!

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  5. It looks really sophisticated with such great color! I hope it ends up fitting well enough that you don't have to give it to your sister!

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  6. Oh, I like your mods! It'll look even better... even if only on your sister!

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  7. Am wondering if current project on the needles (80% finished) will be too small. Don't care. Will blog and stretch the snot out of it, if I have to. Have loved knitting it though. It's Lima from the Mirasol Project

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  8. Very beautiful. I'm such an impatient knitter. I don't think I could hang in there that long..
    keep us posted. I can't wait to see how it fits.

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  9. Owwww. What a gorgeous cardigan. I love the long, fitted sleeves. And the color you've chosen is beautiful, will look great with those jeans and boots required of a winter, and later, fall, too.

    I imagine you've a look and feel about your knitting for size and fit, comfort and style. See what we "see" when you finish and stand before the mirror. You'll know if there you are.

    Peace out!

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  10. I love the cardigan. I am sure yours will turn out great with your mods. I hope it fits you!

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  11. I like the colour you chose. I hope it fits you, Leslie.

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  12. And which sister is smaller than you, my dear? It looks like a beauty and I'm crossing my fingers that it fits. Wasn't the weather today gorgeous?!

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  13. When am unsure of the size, I usually start with the sleeves(if I don't want to swatch).
    Nice colour you are working on. I bet it will turn out just as fine.

    have a nice weekend.

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  14. I think that's going to be beautiful! That's a sweater that I could love wearing.

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  15. Well, I'm crossing my fingers for you that it will fit, because it's beautiful! (And I think it would look fantastic on you.)

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  16. Looks great, lovely colour...

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  17. This is such a beautiful color you are knitting it out of! I bet it will fit!

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  18. Pretty color, and I like the pattern. Is the sizing based on bust measurement or garment measurement? Sometimes they switch them; that might be a reason for it to be a few inches too small. I feel a little badly doing it, but I hope your sister is unlucky!

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  19. a friend to knit with? - I loooove your blog name (and contents too) :)

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  20. Lovely rustic color and texture. I find I have a real affinity for quite a few of the Classic Elite patterns.

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  21. it's gonna be a beauty. i hope it fits you!

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  22. oh, leslie, i bet it will be great. can't wait to see it.

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  23. Such a gorgeous pattern and the drape on you will be stunning:)

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  24. Thas a nice style cardigan, I hope it fits you otherwise your sister will be so lucky!

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  25. Oh no Leslie, I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will fit, it looks so lovely, great colour. Otherwise that is a very lucky sister!

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  26. My problem's usually the other way: it comes out too big :o(

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  27. Gorgeous yarn - I love the color!

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  28. Can't wait to see this one!

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  29. I bet it looks lovely when it's finished. I don't think I'd want my sleeves that long though!
    :-)

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  30. Ha! I usually have a sneaking suspicion that what I'm knitting will be too big. I blame my loose gauge.

    That sweater will be beautiful, whether it ends up on you or your sister!

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  31. love that design...and your mods sound perfect : )

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  32. oh, i love that stitch pattern so much! beautiful.

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  33. This is going to be beautiful. I am crossing my fingers that it fits you. :)

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  34. I wish I was your sister! That sweater looks so warm!

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  35. It'll fit. I feel it!

    But, man, wouldn't I love to have a sister like you!

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  36. Small or not, I like the fabric that you are creating!

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  37. I love the modifications you are making. Hope it fits :)!!!

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  38. That sweater just screams "Leslie." I'm crossing my fingers that it fits you perfectly. :)

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  39. Samantha Spartichino1/25/2009

    A gorgeous sweater, am interested to see how it looks on you when done - if it fits.

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  40. I love the color. It is going to be beautiful. Hope YOU end up wearing it! :-)

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  41. i have that too small problem all the time which is exactly why my tangled yoke is too big!
    the color you chose is beautiful...it's going to be a lovely sweater.

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  42. It's a beautiful pattern, and a lovely colour yarn you have chosen. I do hope it fits you once it's finished!

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  43. Oh, that is going to be gorgeous. I am sending you good fit vibes!

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  44. I finished my "chunky knit beany" this afternoon, thank you for the inspiration and the instructions. I had this lovely wool for years without daring to spoil it with my limited knitting-knowledge. You can see it (and me) in my bilingual blog http://scents-and-senses.blogspot.com/2009/01/etwas-warmes-braucht-der-mensch.html I am curious of the progress with your new sweater. Warm and sunny greetings from Southwest-Ireland Eliane

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  45. It's lovely, and in one of my favorite colors!

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  46. That is going to be a gorgeous sweater! Can't wait to see it finished and modeled!

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  47. I do hope it fits YOU - it's way too nice to give up!!

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  48. I'll bet it fits you perfectly. :)

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  49. That looks like it will be super cute! It will fit - just a few prayers to the knitting gods....

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  50. The cardigan looks lovely. I'm so sorry it is knitting up small. You have a very lucky sister though :).

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  51. You've been hiding your knits! This is so pretty; too bad it's coming out small. Well, good for your sister, I guess....

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  52. Oh, I HATE when that happens! Of course, I refuse to frog and then I force myself to wear the too-small sweater anyway. You can always try blocking the heck out of it! Blocking does do wonders.

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  53. Love that sweater. You aren't interested in ripping it back to make it fit you?

    Giving you an award today. Thanks for blogging. g

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  54. That's a nice pattern. Your yarn color is gorgeous as well. You should teach your sister to knit so maybe she could knit you a few things as well!

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  55. Beautiful color - hope it fits! Come & visit my new blog!

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  56. This will be great no matter who gets to wear it! I've been such a slacker blogger of late...but my house is getting clean:)

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  57. That's a great looking yarn! Nice color.

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  58. Love it - love the color too.

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  59. hey - i missed this! (that's what i get for being a lame blog reader these days).

    such a pretty yarn and pattern. and yes i always think every sweater i knit myself is going to be way to small and they always fit. (unless i felt them too much that is).

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