Friday, March 26, 2010

FO: Clair Bennet

Pattern: Clair Bennet (rav. link) by Ariane Caron-Lacoste
Yarn: Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran Tweed- Colourway Jewel
Needle Size: 4.5mm/US 7
Notions: Two 1940's vintage buttons from The Button Bower
Alterations: 1) The cardigan body was knitted in one piece up to the underarms, then
each piece was finished separately.
2) I didn't need to pick up as many stitches on the button bands.
3) The sleeves were grafted onto the body rather than sewn on.

I originally made this cardigan because I really liked the long ribbed neck, which I thought would be great in winter, but once the cadigan was finished I found that it also looked good with the neck turned down which is perfect for the cool but not yet cold autumn weather.

I also love any pattern that incorporates large buttons!


Ariane said...

Wow wow wow!
I really like it with the collar down: perfect for spring!

Love the color and the buttons!

villapeikko said...

Truly beautiful!

Em said...

This is gorgeous - love the texture and the colour :)

Preeti said...

The yarn, pattern and the button go so well together! Just gorgeous!

t does wool said...

the sweater is gorgeous!!