Kelp Cardigan Complete


 I'm thrilled to have this sweater off the needles!  I found buttons in my button jar that matched perfectly.  Whenever I'm out and about shopping, if I see buttons I like I buy them not knowing their sweater future.  Most of the time this works out for me!


I created some waist shaping a third away from the side seam, added a little lace detail along the button band edges.


The edging of the body and the sleeve cuffs are four garter ridges then an i cord bind off.  This gives the edge a polished look.  For the button bands, I only did four ridges of garter stitch and bound off regularly.  The neck edge was complete using one garter stitch ridge before an i cord bind off.


Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. love. love. love! Beautiful work, Karen. And, button perfection. =) Fits you so nicely! blessings ~ tanna

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  2. I love it! I want one. And I love your hair cut, I can see a peek of it I am off in a little bit for my salon appointment, I'll let you know how it goes.

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  3. Oh, Karen - it's so beautiful! I love the lace detail and the buttons *do* go perfectly with it. xo

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  4. the buttons couldn't be better!!! love the look on you…..great color, fit. and just in time for spring sweater-weather!

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  5. Beautiful! Perfect timing too, it's a gorgeous early spring cardi.

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  6. So beautiful! Adding the lace down the front was a great idea and the buttons are perfect. Well done!

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  7. Karen, it turned out beautifully! I adore all the details of your cardigan, it is absolutely perfect!!

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  8. That is so beautiful, Karen!! I love the buttons!

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  9. What a lovely spring sweater! I love the lace detail. Maybe this post should have that Rod Stewart song "You Wear It Well" as background music!

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  10. *LOVE* this sweater. It's perfect, Karen--I love both the simplicity of the design and all of the thoughtful details you put into it. I love the shaping, the lace panels and the garter+icord bindoff. Gorgeous! You do such good work. ♥

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  11. So very pretty! I love cardigans and this one is definitely a favorite now. You did a beautiful job!

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  12. Oh that is lovely well done for a finish!!! I like how you do your neck line.

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  13. What a finish. What a talent you are!

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  14. It looks lovely on you. Congratulations! (And just in time for another snowy, sweater-type day!)

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  15. such a beautiful and original knit!! And it looks amazing on you!! and it looks like the cold weather is still here and will give you a lot of time to wear it!!

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  16. Love it! The lace detail is perfect.

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  17. Your cardi turned out beautifully!

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  18. Wow, it looks awesome on you. Love that colour!

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  19. What a great fit! It looks fantastic on you. Excellent job. That many buttons makes me nervous. Buttonholes, button attaching .. . it all gives me a case of sweaty palms.

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  20. Perfection and it looks beautiful on you !

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  21. Wow, a perfect fit, and I love the lace around the buttons! Applauding you from over here in California:)

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  22. Oh my goodness - it's gorgeous! I love everything about it - the lace, the raglan increases, the colour, the buttons. Dreamy! I am in awe.

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  23. Stunning! I love it. Nice work!

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  24. Great job! It's a perfect fit!

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  25. Another beautiful sweater, Karen! I really love the color. It fits your perfectly, too!

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  26. This is a beautiful project!!! And such a lucky find with those buttons-- I too buy without often knowing what I'm putting them on.

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  27. It is absolutely beautiful! I love the lace inserts and the I-cord neck.

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  28. Love how it turned out! Fits you perfect.

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  29. This is such a cute sweater! Lovely color, too!
    I also always have quite a collection of buttons on hand, it seems they're one of these things you just cannot have enough of :)

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  30. So lovely! I am reading this and thinking how easily you've made all these wonderful modifications (which all make the sweater!) Such a gifted knitter!

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  31. OOh gorgeous...it's a lovely fit. Amazing.
    I want one too...
    debx

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  32. I've just realised it's the raglan sleeves, they give a perfect fit. I haven't made one for ages I might copy you...
    dx

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