Sunday, October 2, 2016

Newsom Cardigan by Bristol Ivy in Berroco Corsica

If there's one thing I've learned from these particular photos, it's don't photograph a blue sweater against a blue wall.  Duh!  Anyway, I can't stomach a re-shoot at this moment, and I have such a backlog of projects to photograph that I am accepting these as "good enough."  I hope you will, too.  :-)

This is the Newsom Cardigan by Bristol Ivy.  This is such a cool design.  You start at the center back hem and increase to form the V-shape on the back that extends around the underarms and forms the front raglan sleeve shaping.  This was a pretty quick knit, too.

The yarn is Berroco Corsica, which is 90% cotton/10% cashmere.  Lovely to knit with and to wear.


This did require some pretty aggressive blocking at the back hem where the V comes to a point, but I was able to get it nice and flat.  Unfortunately, you can see the lines formed by my drying rack.  Oh well.


This is a great layering cardigan for fall, when the weather is still pretty warm here.  The raglan sleeves stay put on my shoulders, too, which isn't always the case with this shape.  I could see more of these in my future.


9 comments:

  1. Great knit, and the back is wonderful! You're really good at this craft!

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! I really do love knitting. :-)

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  2. What a cool design Jenny!! Blue is one of my favorite colors too! (Sweater and the wall, LOL!!). I can definitely see why you would want more of these, it's a really cute sweater!

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    1. Definitely can't go wrong with blue!

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  3. So cute! This or hitofude? (Or both, maybe :-) I finished that giant green cardigan I've been knitting, but now I want to make a lighter open front in light grey for winter-ish here.
    The KnitPicks catalog came and I want to buy all the things...

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    1. I know that feeling. Definitely both cardis. :-) This one knits up quicker than Hitofude since it is a heavier weight yarn and no lace. This one is cozier (stockinette and garter stitch vs lace), so yeah, make this one for fall and Hitofude for spring! Problem solved.

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  4. I love this sweater and am going to check out the pattern right now!

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  5. Can I use a DK weight yarn Alpaca on this pattern?

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    1. I don't see why not. Just check your gauge!

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