Rainwater Cardigan


If you knew me well, you'd know that me being on my phone is a frequent sight :) 

Oh my, I love this cardigan for my sister.  Based on Ravelry data, this is the fifth time I've knit this particular design from Ann Budd's book Top Down Raglan Sweaters a must-have book in a well developed knitting library, in my opinion.


And yes, I could knit this again and again.  Love it! 

When I finished my last sweater - Silverleaf - my sister was visiting and she tried it on.  She loved it! At that moment, I knew I was going to knit one for her.  I didn't keep it a surprise because I wanted her to choose her own yarn in a color she would like. 

Madelinetosh Sock yarn is my go to yarn for this sweater because the superwash wool relaxes the garment to the perfect size.



I've sewn in my custom labels from Dutch Label Shop (I posted about them here)  I forgot to photo!!
But there is a hint of the labels in this post.


Ravelry notes are here

Comments

  1. What a gorgeous sweater! It is a wonderful pattern (especially if you've knit it five times) and I really love the yarn's blend of blue and gray. Your lucky sister is going to love it!

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  2. So pretty. You sister is very lucky!!!

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  3. Your sisters sweater is not only lovely but well fitting, too! Good work and you know your sister will love it!

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  4. its so lovely..You are such a great knitter...

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  5. Oh Karen... it's gorgeous! I'm adding the pattern to my queue. I've been looking for a simple, yet lovely, cardigan for myself.

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  6. Luck y Sister. That is a fabulous pattern you have mastered. Great yarn great knit great fit and great buttons. WOW

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  7. Beautiful finish in every single way. I love it. Your sister is indeed very lucky!!

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  8. I just love the way it looks! May she wear it in good health.

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  9. Yay! You finished! Great job. I really love the colorway.
    And thank you for the sewing love. I hope to get some done today after the kids are done with their homework.

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  10. Lovely! Did you alternate skeins or were you just lucky with how they flowed into each other?

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  11. Karen, it's so pretty! I love the color, it really is like rainwater, isn't it? Your sister will be thrilled!

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  12. I so love the cardigan and the wool colours are so pretty.

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  13. What a great sweater! She will wear it often and love it forever! So, how does one become your sister? Or do you need a house full of Roman Shades? LOL

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  14. Beautiful, I would be happy to become your older sister....

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  15. It's lovely ! Your sister is really lucky with such a knitter in the family :)

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  16. Beautiful! How handy that you and your sister are the same size :-) and thank you for the label info!

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  17. This is just beautiful, Karen!!

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  18. That sweater is beautiful. The book is out of print, but I found it on many sites so I am going to order it. I love to hear about sweaters that someone likes to make over and over.

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