Finished Object: Marion

Well, this past Thursday I finished my Marion cardigan. I am super pleased with the results even though I did not enjoy working with the yarn. It turned out just beautiful and I simply adore the color.

For the most part, this is a very simple knit. The cables on the body of the garment and the ribbing of the sleeves really does keep things interesting. So, it wasn’t a boring knit. This cardigan is a seamless knit with short row sleeves. And this is why I really enjoy making Andi’s designs. It could be a super-quick knit but, I did take a couple of weeks to read Game of Thrones so, that halted my progress on this.

Let’s talk about this yarn. I got this yarn on sale from JoAnn’s last summer so, I decided to use it for some stash busting. This is Vickie Howell’s Sheep(ish) in Magenta(ish). I really do like the color of this yarn. However, it was a major pain to work with. It splits like crazy and even sheds a bit. I am pleased with the outcome of the cardigan but, I plan on never using this yarn again.

I simply blocked the sweater by pinning according to the schematics and then spraying with cold water. I wore it as soon as it was dry.

Here are the finished pictures.

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WIP: Marion

I’ve been making some headway with my Marion cardigan. I finished the back, right front, and left front. I am currently working on body shaping.

This yarn! Argh!! It splits but, I like how it looks and feels. So, I can see myself finishing up this cardigan. However, it is highly unlikely that I will ever purchase this yarn again. (It’s Caron Vickie Howell Sheep (ish).)

I will probably work some more on this cardigan over the weekend. But, it is definitely one of those projects that needs my concentration. So, I won’t be watching a movie or television with it. I’ll probably just listen to some music.

Well, that’s it for now. Have a great weekend!!

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