Marion

It's my first sweater of Fall 2014!

When I wrote about my favorite fall sweaters, I secretly wished I could write about this one.  I finished it last weekend after knitting on it for exactly two weeks.  Two weeks!  I went from zero to sweater in less time than it took for me to agonizingly deliberate over what yarn to buy.

So maybe you would like the details?  This is Marion, by Andi of Untangling Knots.  I knit it for the KAL she is hosting in her Ravelry group and used Cascade 220.  I was really inspired by her Outfit Along this summer, in which she paired up with a sewing blogger to sew a dress and knit a cardigan to match.  Now, I obviously did not sew my dress, but I did pick out the yarn and knit the cardi to specifically create this outfit.

I love the fact that Andi is not afraid of cables.  In this design she challenged my notion of how cabling works while still making a sweater that is very achievable.  The cables mirror down the front, and smaller cables twist down the neckline to make a larger mirroring cable.  While this made for some more difficult bus knitting, I was so addicted that I just could not put it down.  Add in a unique construction and I have already started plans to make another in a more neutral color.

And of course I have to talk about the buttons.  These are porcelain from Melissa Jean Designs in Dottie to match the dress.  I was very impressed by the quality of the buttons and the speed with which they arrived.  They are light, like polymer, but still have the substance of quality pottery (Not to say polymer buttons are not quality.  I love mine and they are excellent quality).

So that is one sweater down, many more to go.  I'm actually working on a New Girl skirt for the Sweatshop of Love KAL, but after that I plan to knit another of Andi's patterns.  Probably Chuck.  One can never have enough pullovers.