Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grey Streak

I've been whittling down the wip's.  All this cardi needed was sleeves (and short ones at that!)  This was a really easy knit, even though the stockinette got a bit monotonous.  In my wardrobe, it's always the simplest and least-fussy knits that get the most wear...not necessarily the most intriguing to knit ones.



Lilas Cardigan by Hilary Smith Callis
size:  Medium
yarn:  Patons Classic Wool, Dark Grey Mix
4.25 skeins:  100g/223yds each
needles:  size 8

modifications:  I added 3 inches to the length.



And all my socks get a lot of wear, no matter how simple or fussy!  One of them has a mistake on the top of the instep that I didn't catch until I'd already kitchenered the toe.  Guess no one'll notice it in my shoe :)


Cloud Nine Socks by Debbie Orr
freebie found here
size:  women's med
yarn:  Patons Kroy Socks, Gentry Grey
2 skeins:  50g/188yds each
needles:  size 2.75mm

modifications:  I knit the foot with the 2.75 needles instead of switching to larger ones like the pattern calls for...I'm glad because the sock would've been too big then.  It's a touch roomy, but not annoyingly so.

I did 10 repeats for the leg because I wanted it to be just a bit longer.  My usual stockinette heel and wedge toe.


Our summer has officially begun here now that school's out!  And I'll be doing a stash-free summer again like the past few years :)  Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods and for your sweet comments.  I hope you're having a fabulous weekend and start to your summer (or winter!) too!!!

20 comments:

Annie said...

That cardigan is so adorable. I love the collar.

It's always the problem with knitting.. the really fun things to knit are not what you really want to wear, especially when the knitting is for a guy!

You are lucky you can go with any socks you want. Those new ones look great!

diamondc said...

Your Cardigan is beautiful and very stylish,
Congratulations on the finish.
Catherine
diamondc

Catherine said...

What a cute cardi!! Maybe someday I'll try my hand at knitting - then I would have a whole other stash addiction!

Dee said...

Beautiful projects --- love that sweater!

Gabi said...

LOVE your cardigan. So beautiful. Your socks are great too.

mdgtjulie said...

Looking good. I really like that sweater design. I wish I could knit, but I have problems, lol.

Melanie said...

Great knitty finishes!!!! What an adorable little cardigan. Love the colors on these too. Grey isn't for everyone but I love it. :)

Melinda said...
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Melinda said...

Your cardi turned out really lovely!:)

lily said...

Love the cardi, love the colour, love that you managed to finish it, unlike me, lol.

Not too bad a thing for the socks to be a little roomy, allows for shrinkage..............well you never know.........pretty pattern.

lily x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely knitting, as always. I can't believe schools are out in your part of the world. It's so early.

Annemarie said...

School's out *already* in your part of the world?? Holy moly. Anyway, LOVE your knits, esp. the cardi. I'm not clever enough to do those, but it looks so comfy!!

Siobhan said...

Oooh, beautiful!! I really love that cardigan--very stylish even in its simplicity.

Enjoy your summer! My daughters have finished for the school year and my son finishes--after a week of exams--on Friday. I'm looking forward to sleeping in!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful sweater! Lovely sock too ... and nobody is going to notice the mistake ever! Good luck on the stash busting!

Melissa said...

Oh, what a gorgeous cardi! I love simple clean lines and this is very stylish!

Enjoy the start of your summer holidays!

Hazel said...

Love the cardi! LOVE it. x

Marie-P said...

My word, I wish that I could knit like that...FABULOUS!

JelliDonut said...

LOVE that cardi!

Kate said...

Love the cardi!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous cardigan, Staci--I love the color and the easy going look of it. I like very simply tailored clothing, too and that is right up my alley :)