Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ogee Cardigan




I’ve been neglecting this cardigan during summer but now it’s finally finished.




I’m very new in designing my own garments so this is what I would call an experiment - but definitely a very exciting one. First thing I did was to find a stitch pattern I liked and I ended up using an ogee pattern from Mary Thomas’ Book of Knitting Patterns, hence the name, Ogee Cardigan. I made subtle changes to the pattern so that it suited my purpose. After that I thought about how the pattern could be placed on a cardigan and I came up with this.




In retrospect, I might have made some things different. For example, I could have made one more ogee pattern repeat on the sleeves, near the shoulders. But I have to admit that the sleeve caps were knit more or less randomly and I didn’t know exactly how they would turn out. Also, I think that the shoulders are a bit narrow so that the sleeves are drawn too much towards the top shoulders. Instead the seam should have been placed further towards the upper arm.




In spite of the minor ‘errors’ I’m really happy with this. I also like the buttons which I think suit the cardigan quite well, as the shape resembles the shape of the ogee pattern.




The yarn is Isager Tvinni and Spinni, one strand of each held together. The colors differ slightly in nuance and I like the blend of them, giving a special tweed effect. I love these yarns because they are 100 % natural fibers and they haven’t been exposed to any super wash treatment. That’s just right up my alley!



10 comments:

Gudrun Johnston said...

Great work Lise! I think it's gorgeous and such a lovely flattering feminine shape.

Nina said...

Den var i hvert fald værd at vente på ;) Hvor er den fin og flot farve.

grendesign said...

Well done! Den er meget smuk!
KH Britt

sue said...

It is beautiful, and congrats on designing your first sweater too.

Ulli said...

lise what a beautiful cardigan! and this is your first design? well, i can't wait to see what you will come up with the next one...

Wendolene said...

Congratulations on a design success! I love the classic shape, and the colors are gorgeous.

Karen S said...

Uhhhhh, hvor er den altså smuk!!! Og så er den farve bare helt vildt skøn!
Forresten fører www(dot)wolhemel(dot)nl også Malabrigo (fra Holland), men bestillingen er vist lidt besværlig. Men der er altså muligheder i EU ;)

Kh Karen S

Anonymous said...

Kære Lise!
Jeg er imponeret - du er bare god :-)
Jeg må med røde ører erkende, at jeg slet ikke er kommet igang på ravelry endnu... Men jeg tænkte tit på, at nu skal det være...
Var iøvrigt en tur i Sommerfuglen den anden dag, og fik en regulær skideballe, fordi jeg spurgte om jeg kunne bytte noget garn, jeg havde købt i april-måned. Jeg bliver mere og mere bekræftet i, at det er nogle sure snobbede madammer, der arbejder derinde, tsk tsk...!!
Hilsen Mette

karen said...

I couldn't agree more about the yarn, Isager's are really so light, natural and wonderful. The colors you chose are fantastic - brilliant idea to use the two stranda together. I'm amazed - your first sweater design??! - you look like pro to me - it's absolutely stunning!!!

Ravenhill said...

This is one gorgeous cardigan! The colors and design are wonderful!

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