Tuesday, 20 March 2012

French Braid Sneak Peek!

French Braid detail1

I've had this cardigan design in my head for a few months. It just kind of hung out in there, I'd think of it every once in a while, maybe even consider picking up a skein of yarn and knitting a quick swatch... but then I'd get distracted, start something else, and forget about it until this sweater popped into my head again. Then, all of a sudden, I had a vision of this sweater (not an unusual thing, I have visions of sweaters all the time) but this time I was just compelled to get on it. I dyed up the yarn (Green Label Aran Weight in a Frost, *coming soon!*) and cast on. It wasn't all smooth sailing, but it was worth it. The sweater is complete, it's exactly what I wanted and I've been living in it.  

Chris and I ventured out yesterday and took some FO shots. I'm working on the pattern now and hope to have it ready soon!

Can we talk about how awesome the weather has been? And it's supposed to stay nice all week, amazing. It's hard to pick a favorite season, but I think that if I was forced to, I'd say spring. I know, most knitter's go with fall, but I love the first taste of warm sun, the excitement of seeing things start to bloom, finally being able to leave the house without it being a major production involving multiple layers and winter accessories. Yup, spring is pretty much the best. 

Happy spring! 

17 comments:

  1. I want to knit this! It was beautiful!:) And the colour too. Can't wait for the yarn and pattern to be available:)

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  2. So beautiful!!! I'm excited to knit this, too!!

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  3. Very pretty. That's one I will certainly want to knit for myself. Can't wait to see the rest of it. Nice colour too but always hard to tell what that's really like. Can't wait to see it. Imagine you'll have it at Frolic?
    The weather has been incredable. What a treat!! It's going to get cooler next week but still warmer than normal for March.

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  4. Another gorgeous design Tanis! I'm definitely adding this to my queue too! :)

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  5. I love it! It has the perfect amount of detail. I also love the fit and the colour, this cardi looks sooo wearable! LOVE.

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  6. It is so beautiful and cosy looking. Hurry up with that pattern!!

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  7. Ohhhhhh...cannot wait to see this! Looks gorgeous! I love me a cable and this looks perfect! Gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the name too. It looks great on you!

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  9. Tanis, it's wonderful! I really admire your talent.

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  10. That sweater is gorgeous. I don't think I would ever want to take it off. The color and the cable are just lovely. I only wish I was skilled enough to tackle such a project.

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  11. Love it! Can't wait for the pattern to be released!

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  12. What a beautiful and "doux" design! I'm sick today :( but at least yes, the weather is incredible!

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  13. After years of wanting only pullovers, this is the season where I want to knit cardigans! I can completely see myself wearing this and I love the design capturing the hair style so well!

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  14. So beautiful! I'll be watching for this pattern. I think I might just have the perfect yarn. :)

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  15. I'm looking forward to this pattern release, love the colour as well.

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  16. I've been thinking about you and wondering how your cardi was coming along and low and behold its done ;)
    Can't wait for the pattern, I managed to snag a new pair of boots that will be perfect for it!

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