Friday Work in Progress

I’m just about done with my Mom’s Acer Cardigan!!!   One sleeve is finished and I’m starting the second sleeve this morning.  I’m sharing a progress photo but do apologize for the darkness of it, it’s very early here in Phoenix and the sun isn’t up yet for an outdoor photo!

I tried the sweater on yesterday, just to see about the length and to see where I was for the sleeve since my Mom requested it to be about an 1″ above her wrist. I have to say I’m glad a knitted the small version, as it almost fits me and I wear a large! I’ve very happy with the addition of colorwork and I think my Mom will like it too.


This project has inspired me to knit more with colorwork.  If this cardigan had been knitted completely in the round and then steeked, I know that it would look much nicer and that the stitches would have been more “even”.  I have enough yarn left over that I’m thinking my Mom might need a matching beret, which would let me see how the pattern would look knitted in the round vs. back and forth.  I’m thinking too that maybe in January I should sign up for either the The Fair Isle Vest with Mary Jane Mucklestone or the Top-Down Icelandic Sweater with Ragga Eiríksdóttir to learn a few new techniques and methods.  I really love this style of knitting and after seeing my friend Simone’s new project, I really want to get better at it!

Have a wonderful day and until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!


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10 responses to “Friday Work in Progress

  1. Q – You are FAST! Lovely sweater, lucky mother!

  2. Wow, you have come a long way in a very short time. The sweater looks fantastic, and personally, the stitches look just fine to me. Your Mum is going to love it, I’m sure. :)

  3. Love how you added in the colorwork in your mom’s sweater.

  4. Wow, it is fabulous! And you were absolutely right about adding the color work at the bottom! It really makes the sweater in that gray color!

  5. I love your colorwork addition! One word of warning with colorwork … it is HIGHLY addictive! You won’t be able to get enough of it. he he he And thanks so much for linking to my project :-)

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