Here is a quick recap of some sweaters I have finished lately (all using Malabrigo Worsted).
Malabrigo Cardigan from Cascade by Raya Budrevich. This is a free pattern from
Petite Purls, Issue 7 Winter 2010. I didn't have enough brown, so I used green for the leaf trim. I've included my mods on my project page, so be sure to check that out if you want to do a two colour version.
I haven't added the buttons to the sweater yet, nor have I blocked it. It still looks pretty good I think though!
My baby Kimono uses a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn: Nature Baby Kimono.
This turned out very cute, although a little bigger than I expected. I've been knitting shortened arms on these sweaters since I'm pretty sure our baby will have very long limbs and I will never be able to knit the sleeves long enough anyways. I think this sweater will look very cute layered with a long sleeve shirt underneith.
This sweater used less than a skein of Malabrigo Worsted in Pigeon. I used Emerald to crochet chain stitch the trim.
Finally, I have one more sweater in progress. I haven't worked on it for a while, because I'm pretty sure the neck is going to be way to small and the arms have been doing wonky things. Also, the styling is a little feminine, but the colours are not. I'm not sure what to do with this little sweater. I'm sure I will finish it eventually.
Blue Stripes from the free pattern Organic Guernsey by Fawn Pea. I'm sure it's not the pattern that is wonky. It was definitely, probably, my knitting. I modified the styling quite a bit and I'm afraid I may have ruined the sweater!
I went a little Malabrigo crazy a few weeks ago. I know it pills, etc. but it just feels so good when I am knitting it. I will have to find a good use for all this Malabrigo over the coming months.
Moss (green - hiding)