Friday, October 21, 2011

Tappan Zee Finale 大班老师


decrease on both sides
unmatched buttons



Project: Tappan Zee 大班老师
PatternTappan Zee cardigan by Amy King, Knitty Spring + Summer 2010
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style, DK weight, 100% wool
Yardage:  6 skeins, 738 yards in stash, used every inch of it!
Needles: Size 6
Cast on: September 3, 2011

Cast off: October 15, 2011
Cost: $18
NotesI made button holes all the way down so I can wear it as a regular cardigan. I added waist shaping on the sides, but ran out of yarn so not all the stitches were added back. The finished hip is smaller than finished chest size. The button holes came out really small, none of my good buttons would fit. So I raided my "spare" button stash, you know, all those little packs that come with shirts or pants or jackets, I got a big pile of them. The result is seven buttons mix and match, I think it's pretty cool. Adds character, right? 

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19 comments:

WonderWhyGal said...

You are a knitting rock star! How do you complete these projects so quickly? This one is beautiful.

Little Miss Adventure said...

This is beautiful. Well done!

Gnat said...

Looks awesome! Great job!

Heather Woollove said...

Another lovely project finished. I agree with Andrea...I would love to see your flashing fingers as you work! :)

Vanessa said...

I'm in awe of your fast turn around time!

pinkundine said...

It looks awesome. I have that pattern in my queue and you've just reminded me why ;)

Chrisknits said...

I love the buttons! It adds charm. Beautiful sweater.

AllyB said...

I love your sweater and those are great photos. Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen said...

Beautiful sweater and it looks fantastic on!

Lynn said...

This is really pretty!! I love the detailed work on it.

myhookandyarnadventure said...

It looks amazing!!! Great work!

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, love this FO! I also keep all those buttons, and they're in my button stash, ready for raiding. :)

FYI - I just faved a Classic Elite cardi that uses their Toboggan yarn and it's got similar shaping, but big cables on the yoke portion.

Melissa Plank said...

This is lovely, I adore the mix and match buttons, it's a nice touch.

Vivian said...

Thank you for your kind words ladies!

Andrea & Heather, I'm not sure if I really knit fast, but I do know I knit differently than most people around. maybe one day I'll make a video to show you.

Spinster Beth said...

Wow ... that is truly impressive. Amazing!

The Knitting Dr said...

Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!

erin said...

I love it, and it looks great on you!

Kathryn Ray said...

I like the mixed up buttons.

I saw your post on Ravelry and favorited it right away. I think this sweater would be great with long sleeves. :-D

Lori said...

Beautiful Vivian! Love the buttons and the color- you are so talented. BTW, thanks for the blog love!