Friday, March 18, 2011

Grey's Goodale

During the dark and cold month of February I became thoroughly content with watching back seasons of Grey's Anatomy on Netflix while knitting this Goodale cardigan. I cast on, knit the whole cardigan and bound off all while watching episodes of Grey's. The only part that didn't happen while cozily tucked under blankets with the drama of Seattle Grace playing out in the background was the finishing work. Hence the name I've given the project: Grey's Goodale.

The yarn is Knit Pick's Simply Cotton Organic Sport. I picked a cotton yarn for this imagining it would make a great layering piece for work this summer.

I found these vintage buttons to use along with the custom made closure. I feel the i-cord detailing on the edges gives this sweater a really polished look. Way to go, Cecily Glowik MacDonald!

The back is rather unspectacular, but the front has those snazzy pockets!

For me, the most challenging part of this sweater was finding the appropriate bind-offs to use. Since I chose to knit this in cotton, I needed to make sure that the bind-offs would have enough structure yet enough stretch to do what the pattern is supposed to do. Time will tell if I chose correctly. Also, I took a trial and error approach with the bind-offs and eventually lost track of which bind-off technique I used on which parts of the sweater. Oops.

1 comment:

  1. That's adorable! I keep looking for interesting cardigans, and though I don't usually love short-sleeved cardigans, it DOES look perfect for summer. I may have to add this to my queue.


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