Saturday, October 28, 2006

Forecast


Well, here it is! I took about twenty photos in an attempt to find one I liked. This cardi is so snug, it leaves track marks in my arms, where the ribbing is! The dress I'm wearing is made from extremely unforgiving jersey, and completely wrong for the cardi; it looks much better with a pair of jeans or denim skirt.

Forecast is a simple pattern to knit, and a real pleasure. I'll be looking for another top-down pattern to knit, as it's so much easier to try as you go and to make alterations. I'm hoping to make another Forecast, but next time I'll make the ribbing on the body, and especially on the sleeves, a little looser.


I did learn some new skills on this knit: simple cables, reading a simple chart and purling backwards (when making the bobbles).


Pattern: Forecast
Needles: 4mm and 5mm (instead of 3.5mm and 4.5mm) and 3.5mm for the sleeve ribbing
Yarn: Cascade 220 The Heathers
Modifications: I started the sleeve ribbing above the elbow, though next time I think I'll stick to the original.

Now I just have to do another 8 or so repeats on the Edwardian Lace Stole. Sigh. I'm going to Mayfair to get a haircut next week, so can do some on the train (sold some stuff on ebay to pay for it. To think I could have bought some yarn).

21 comments:

  1. I like the outfit - where do you buy your fabbo tights??
    You remind me of Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn, with a bit of Cindi Lauper, and a big pinch of something utterly unique and wonderful.
    Getting your hair done in Mayfair hey!! Thats brilliant. I wish I could break the hairdresser phobia. I tried a technique from Wikipedia, tip your head over, cut a line across and you should have layers! I have - layers as in Mullet!!!!!

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  2. totally adorable! its so pretty, very flattering. I love the close up, you can really see the colors in the yarn, and great buttons. top down sounds like fun.

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  3. You look wonderful. Very fashionable. I wish I was knitting as fast as you, my wardrobe could do with a boost. I love the scarlet tights, very 'now'.

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  4. Looks great! Love the red tights too - I have some in bright cerise!

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  5. It look great and really nice on you, it's a pattern that I might be try to knit as it's really my style. Well done!

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  6. I think the cardi looks fab, as does your outfit! You have the kind of style I wish I had!

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  7. I like this very much - especially the buttons against that yarn. It's got real depth. And it suits you.

    If you're coming to London next week, do you fancy meeting for a coffee somewhere?

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  8. Wow! I'm absolutely amazed - this is *so* beautiful - and you look stunning in it! I absolutely adore the pattern, and the color of the yarn that you've been using is so pretty too! Fantastic work - congrats!

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  9. You look gorgeous, but you always do :) Now I want to knit Forecast, it looks so good!

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  10. Oh, it looks fab I love the colour and the style of it. :)

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  11. It's lovely, and you look great in it. Well done.

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  12. Realised that I hadn't seen a post by you in some time...and realized that somehow you had been taken off of my bloglines role! UGH! You are back on though. I love seeing the cool stuff you post about. The sweater is beautiful! It is nice to find something that you enjoy knitting. I'm doing that right now with some wrist warmers. I've had to rip it back twice now, but I could care less. It is just so much fun to knit!

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  13. i love how it turned out. and your red tights are super cool. i've been lurking around the forecast kal to see if i want to make it & it definately looks like a winner.

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  14. It looks very pretty, very vintage-y. You've probably tried blocking your sleeves a little wider? Maybe you could block out the ribbing a little more?

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  15. Very cool! It looks great on you and I really love the color.

    I love those red tights, too. :)

    Can't wait to see your hair cut. :p

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  16. Wow. You and the sweater both look fabulous. I'd have thought it would stretch just a bit over time, so the arms won't be quite so tight. What colour will the next one be? After seeing that photo, with the amazing red tights (such legs! :-), what about a darker red sweater? Stunning with a black skirt.

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  17. You did a fantastic job on that sweater!! I like the way you coordinated everything for your photo. Great job!!!

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  18. Your Forecast looks great, one of my favourites so far. I didn't "get" this pattern at all to begin with but as I see them popping up in blogland it is growing on me, I really like the way you are wearing yours.

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  19. Great color choice and button choice! Very nice!

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  20. Blimey, you look gorgeous! So sixties and cool. I love the colour of this as well.

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