Friday, September 24, 2010

Finished Object Friday: Augusta Cardigan

Welcome to my first installment of Finished Object Friday! 

I just finished sewing the buttons on my Augusta Cardigan, with my brand-new-first-ever-purchased pair of reading glasses.

Pattern:  Augusta Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald

Source:  New England Knits:  Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist, by Cecily Glowik MacDonald and Melissa LaBarre

Materials:  every last bit of yarn from 6 skeins of Quince and Co. Osprey yarn in "Storm"

My Modifications:  I reversed the cables on one side for symmetry.  As usual, I used a 3 needle bind-off on the shoulders.  I picked up stitches around the armhole and knit the sleeves top-down on circular needles.  (My friend Angie taught this technique to me after taking a class from Sarah Peasley at Stitches West.  Thank you, Angie!)

I especially like the cables on the sleeves!
I've blogged about this sweater a lot already, but now that it is done, I wanted to reiterate how much I like both the pattern book and the yarn. 
I will definitely be knitting more projects with both!

Side Note: 
This is how the conversation went while I checked my son's homework essay last night:
Me:  Is that a comma or a period?  I can hardly read this.....what size font did you use?
Him:  (teasing me)  C'mon Mom, you're getting old.
Me:  I just need reading glasses, it doesn't mean I'm ancient or anything.  I just keep forgetting to buy them when I'm out during the day.  Then I remember I need them when I'm trying to read at night.
Him:  Ummmm, you're argument is not helping your case, Mom, hee-hee.

So, I broke down and went to the drugstore today to buy a pair. 
Actually, they helped quite a bit when it was time to thread the needle and sew the buttons on my new sweater!

By the way, I hope to make FO Friday a weekly event, at least until I clear up my backlog of half-finished projects!


  1. I love your new cardigan!! It looks beautiful and the colour is AMAZING!

  2. Love it Shannon! Once again, your conversation with R sounds familiar to a conversation I recently had with G. Our boys are like two peas in a pod...
    By the way, you look fantastic in your sweater and new glasses.

  3. That looks gorgeous on you Shannon. And oh so sophisticated with the glasses! I think the sleeve length is perfect and symmetry is always a good thing : ) You are such a good student that now I need to take a lesson from you to finish my sweater from 1 1/2 years ago!!!

    Looking forward to FO Fridays!

  4. Thanks for the compliments everyone!

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