Thursday, 15 September 2011

Dahlia

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I finished my selfish knitting project last week, and it's awesome! I've loved the Dahlia cardigan designed by Heather Zoppetti since the first time I saw it (and I'm clearly not alone since there are already over 275 projects for this pattern on ravelry, and it's only been out for a couple of months!)

Dahlia - ooh! the back.

The construction is unusual and really interesting, both to knit and to admire once the knitting is done. It's the perfect combination of beautiful fancy lace and calm simple stockinette, with a seed stitch border... amazing.  

Dahlia

I made a few very simple mods that you can read about on my Ravelry project page here

dahlia collage

I have one other drapey, open front cardigan and I practically live in it, so this is sure to become a wardrobe staple as well. The yarn used was actually a sample batch of 4 ply merino/cashmere/silk that I was playing around with, it’s lovely but I don't plan on stocking this yarn base in the future. It is really similar to my Purple Label merino/cashmere/nylon sock yarn. (but I will be stocking a merino/cashmere/silk single ply yarn in the near future! So stay tuned for that!) The colourway is one of a kind, its something in between Atlantic and Deep Sea

Dahlia - drapey goodness + sleeve detail

This sweater could definitely benefit from a pretty brooch to keep the fronts closed on cooler days, I'm going to keep my eyes open for something special. 

Dahlia

It's officially autumn here in Montreal. I put this sweater on for a photoshoot yesterday evening and then kept it on all night because it was quite chilly. Yay for sweater weather!

15 comments:

  1. It turned out beautifully!! And those flats look dead perfect with it. Love it!!

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  2. I've loved this cardigan ever since I saw it and WILL make one...someday. And paired with your yarn...lovely! Gorgeous color.

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  3. Beautiful stuff you've been putting out lately. i recommend Romi Hill for a beautiful pin for your sweater. I also think some of her patterns would look beautiful in your lace yarns!

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  4. I love the cardigan but I've also gotta say - the shoes! Man, cute outfit, Tanis! :)

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  5. I absolutely am obsessed with this cardigan ever since I laid eyes on it too. Your cardigan has turned out so amazing that I'm now officially dying to cast on!! Beautiful job and such a beautiful colour!! :)

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  6. Seriously breathtaking. I love how it turned out.

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  7. So I just added this pattern to my Ravelry favorites. It does look great, and I love the color. Still looking for that perfect project to try the Tanis yarn.

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  8. Beautiful! You're from Montreal? I'm asking that because I live in Terrebonne and I had no clue you were from Quebec. It was so cold this morning, brrr... Your Dahlia is gorgeous!

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  9. beautiful cardigan with lovely pattern and interesting shape. I like it :)

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  10. Stunning. It looks so beautiful on you!

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  11. I can tell you from experience, that the Brandywine Shawl by Rosemary Hill (Romi), looks beautiful made up in TFA Mulberry Silk. I wore mine to the KW Knitters Fair last week and had it admired a lot.

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  12. Gorgeous!! You have the BEST sweater mojo! Everything you make just turns out so well!

    Love the color, too. I'm a sucker for blues.

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  13. Wow, I LOVE that!!! So beautiful, love the color, the design, everything. :)

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  14. I bought the Interweave magazine because I fell in love with this pattern. It is goodtoseeit done up i n different colours. Do you think it would work to elongate the front panels so that when it drapes the sides are closer together?

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