Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rockin' Ribby

Hope everybody had a wonderful holiday season. We were very busy around here but I found time to finish a sweater! I love the way this Ribby Cardi (Rav link) turned out! The pattern is by Bonne Marie Burns of Chick Knits fame. I knit the 42" size and it's perfect for winter layering, which I don't get to do much down here in New Orleans but the temp is dropping this week so I'll be taking advantage. The sleeves are knit in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Twisted in the Rook-y color and the body of the cardigan is knit in Cascade 220 in Charcoal. I also installed the two way zipper like is pictured in the pattern. I did knit the body in one piece and the sleeves in the round even though the pattern is written for being knit flat. You may have noticed that I've also gotten a new cut and color. This isn't the way I plan to wear it daily but it's fun and funky for the weekends. The color was actually supposed to be a brighter red but didn't quite come out as bright as I hoped. Oh well, there's always next time.


velmalikevelvet said...

those are some badass pics! red on red, love the cardy. i didn't much care for the 2 bonne marie patterns i knit up, but i have been eyeballing that one for quite sometime. thanks for the review.

Sarah said...

Love the new hair! You look great! I hope you're wearing that sweater today!

Lostkitten64 said...

Hi there. I am new to your blog but love it.
Im in the process of making your Jute Hat, but I have a question. Am I to assume that the ribbons actually make it "shape up""? Mine seems to be extremely flat at the
Oh ya, I love the cardigan you did and it looks great. Love the hair too.

Redheadskydiver said...

LostKitten - You didn't leave an email so I hope you come back and get this - The ribbon will add a little bit of shape to it but the hat doesn't really "stand up" by itself. It mostly takes shape from wearing it so unworn it's just a big floppy thing. Hope that helps.