Sunday, December 22, 2013

Miette in Serrano

You guys may remember that I posted about my WIP Miette a million years ago.  Or in June.  Whatever, details aren't my thing.



I finally finished her about 2 months ago, and just finished sewing the buttons on last week.  How embarrassing is that?  I feel like I have a HUGE tendency to get 99% done a project and wait to finish it up forever.  I frequently do everything but hem a dress, and then let it hang in the closet for a couple weeks before I finish up.  Does anyone else do that?



Despite my only having sewed the buttons on last week, I have actually been wearing this cardigan a LOT.  Which actually may be even worse than not sewing the buttons on for a month...



I can say that I love it, and that it goes with everything!  Remember, I'm a girl without a solid shirt here, so solid red is a neutral in my closet.



This also marks the first time I've actually made a cardigan for myself.  I usually make lots of baby things, and even made myself some socks and scarves pre-blog, but I've never actaully had the stamina to sit down and finish something for a full-grown adult.  Now that I'm finished, I really don't know what took me so long to take the plunge.



Making a cardigan (especially a cropped, 3/4 sleeve one) really isn't too tedious because there are lots of little steps involved.  For me, it was kind of like taking a long road trip.  New York to Florida might look far on a map, but if you stop at every city along the way, it's really not so bad at all.

This was a great first cardigan pattern for me.  Most of the body is knit in stockinette, with little touches of shaping and lacework around the edges.  It wasn't hard to follow at all, and it's free!  I'm really in love with all of Andi's patterns (cropped cardis are perfect for fitted dresses), and just finished up Hetty. We'll see how long it takes me to get the buttons on her...Anyone else knitting something new?

Details:
Pattern: Miette by Andi Satterlund
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Serrano
Full Ravelry notes here.


11 comments:

  1. So cute!! And I love your Christmas tree in the background there.

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  2. Wooh! Well done! I'm in the middle of my first sweater, and I also get a project almost done....and then wait to finish it. Maybe I'm afraid of rushing the last step and having it come out poorly in my excitement. Sometimes it is nice to finish several at once in this way that's usually my tactic. EXTRA satisfaction.

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  3. Love it! Love the yarn and it fits you perfectly!

    I started knitting and went right to socks. But I really want to make a sweater!! Seems the Miette does good as lots of knitters first sweater. I'm going to order some yarn and go for it!

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  4. This looks so great on you and I love the buttons! Make something else for your adult self soon! :-)

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  5. As a debut cardigan it seems the Miette is THE one. Looks fabulous on you - I have serious temptations going on here....Hope you have a fab Christmas :-)

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  6. Haha thanks! I needed to do SOMETHING to avoid freezing to death...

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  7. Thank you!! What sweater are you making? I'm all for simple(ish) sweaters ideas! I, too, tend to get motivated to finish a few at once...and then I feel like a total champ for getting so many things done in one day! I'm definitely not afraid of rushing, though. I'm just lazy!

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  8. Yayyy! Go for it!! If you can make socks, you can totally make a Miette.

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  9. It really is such a good first cardi! Make one up for yourself! It would be perfect for your wardrobe :)

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  10. Wow, this is so cute on you! You look adorable! I have a cardigan jammed in my WIP pile somewhere that just needs a sleeve, and it's been in process for nearly two years-- whoops! I stupidly cast on for a new sweater over the holidays, and I'm sure I'll finish it long before I get back to the old one... ugh!

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