Off the needles and onto the blocking towel, with nary a leftover in sight!

done!

I really squeaked by on this one – I could’ve sworn I had 7 skeins of yarn, but of course I could only find 6. I shortened the sleeves to 3/4, and had to rip about half of my swatch to finish the second one, but I’m done!

The yarn is Sliver Moon Farm superwash merino worsted, which I bought at my very first Rhinebeck, 6 years ago. I don’t know what the colourway is, but maybe Kay can enlighten us! I don’t think they sell their yarn online, but if you’re going to Rhinebeck this weekend I’m sure they’ll be there!

The design for this is a simple top-down cardigan, with an elongated garter stitch pattern to the waist, then stockinette with front and back shaping darts to the hip. I’m really happy with the fit, and I can’t wait to wear it! (Proper FO photos and probably a pattern to come.)

And my second Rhinebeck sweater?

maybe

Maaaaaaybe. It has to be done tonight to have a good wet blocking and be dry by Friday. We’ll see!

15 Responses to “rhinebeck sweater the first”

  1. Cassy

    Congrats! It looks fabulous. The yarn has a lovely sheen in the photo. Good luck on the second one too.

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  2. Wendolene

    Love the sweaters! I don’t know that I’ve seen elongated garter stitch before…or maybe I’ve never heard its proper name. Either way, I really like the way the texture plays up the color shifts in your yarn!

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  3. Karen S

    That first sweater has claimed my heart… it looks so utterly beautiful! It sounds like it was a narrow thing to finish it, but good that you were able to alter it enough to squeeze it out of the yarn available ;)
    The second sweater looks good too!

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  4. Carie

    Pretty please may there be a pattern – it looks so simple and elegant. I’m amazed that you’re making not one but two Rhinebeck sweaters, the purple in the second is just gorgeous.

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  5. Katie

    Love the first sweater! Normally I’m not a fan of garter stitch, but I love the elongated version of it.

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  6. Kelly Richardson

    You always knit/create such nice items. I’ve got a serious case of knit-envy! Lovely!

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