FO Not on Friday: A Rose in Winter

The cardigan was finished Friday, but it was too late to take pictures. So we did our photoshoot on Saturday instead, and I edited the pictures this morning. Behold!

Buds and Blooms 11

Buds and Blooms 12

Buds and Blooms 13Pattern: Buds & Blooms by Alana Dakos, from Botanical Knits
Size: 45″
Yarn: Schaefer Yarn’s Chris, in Pomegranate, 6 skeins, or roughly 1255 yards. No links to the yarn because Schaefer is out of business.
Needles: Addi Natura, size 9; Addi Natura, size 10
Satisfaction with end product: I am totally in love with this cardigan. It fits well, and the yarn is gorgeous and soft and velvety. The neckline as blocked out to pattern schematics is just a hair too wide, so I may reblock it, but otherwise it’s wonderful. I expect to get a lot of wear out of this cardigan all year round, even in summer: everywhere we go in summer, the air conditioning is set to Arctic levels. The yarn is supposed to be machine washable, although I haven’t tried that. I’ll throw my swatch in the washing machine for a test run first.

Here are a few more detail photos. As always, click the pic to see the full-size photograph.

Buds and Blooms 16 Buds and Blooms 18 Buds and Blooms 14

d1010-fofridayI have one skein of the pomegranate yarn left. I think I’ll make a hat to match the cardigan with it.

Although it’s late, this post is still part of the FO Friday roundup hosted by Tami’s Amis. Please click the badge to check out what other folks have finished this week.

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4 thoughts on “FO Not on Friday: A Rose in Winter

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