Saturday, May 21, 2011

Contented

contented full front 2
Stocking stitch is widely maligned for its mind-numbing simplicity, but I find it completely soothing. I was thrilled when Hannah Fetig asked me to knit a sample of her Contented Cardi.

contented wrap

contented full back
Not only is Hannah (aka Knitbot) one of my favourite designers, but this swingy, drapey beauty features row upon row of lovely, meditative stocking stitch. It also has a delicate cable in the back, just to keep things interesting.

Knitting with such a luxuriously yummy yarn certainly doesn't hurt either.

contented cable detail

I was very tempted to keep it!
contented full front


contented crossover detail
Thank you Hannah for the opportunity to make this for you. I hope you are happy with the results.

You can read about the details here.


20 comments:








René

said...

Wow, that's lovely! I want to make it. I love the color, too. Reminds me of clouds...

You're certainly right about the meditative qualities of stockinette stitch; I get the same feeling from ribbing too, haha.





Anonymous

said...

The pattern, yarn and colour are absolutely lovely - a very calm colour combined with the meditative stocking stitch - bliss!

Terri (terdotty on Rav)





Beth

said...

I, too, find stockingnet stitch extremely relaxing...I love the cardi! Great work and beautiful colorway!





michele

said...

the little cable in the back is so sweet!

and i love stockinette stitch too. it's calming.

the yarn color is wonderful with your eyes. like it was meant to be yours.





michele

said...

opps - i just checked again and there are no photos of your eye color here - but i remember your eye color as this lovely blue. i hope i'm not mistaken and that i look like an idiot.





nicole

said...

Michele,
My eyes are indeed blue. A lovely comment like that could never make anyone look like an idiot. You are sweet!

xo Nicole





kim

said...

This sweater is amazing on you. I've observed that the more simple the knit, the more beautiful the result. There is indeed something to be said for stockinette, no?





We Blog Artists

said...

Lovely...lovely...lovely...this is probably one of my favourite colours...
You're SO talented!One day I hope to learn to knit...just need more time:-)
HUGS
Char.x





Jodi

said...

Just beautiful! Simple, elegant design -- I love the details on the back. Hannah Fettig is a genius (as are you!).





Ness

said...

Wow! Love it! I've been wanting to make her Breezy Cardigan. Seeing this only makes me want it more! :)





Margie Oomen

said...

it was fun to see that on your needles when i last visited ottawa and now to see you wearing it with such grace.





Evelyn

said...

Sometimes the simplest patterns have the most stunning results! Beautiful work and choice of yarn and color are perfect.





Celestial

said...

This is beautiful! And the color looks right up your alley. I would have been tempted to keep it too.





craftivore

said...

You do look awfully contented in this cardi, gorgeous job! I feel like there's a bit of chasm between the things that a like to knit, lots of colors, and the things that I like to wear, often simple. Must grow up to be like you. ;-)





Linda

said...

What a gorgeous cardigan, perfectly knit! I love the detail at the back.





PAMELATANG

said...

beautiful piece!





Carolyn

said...

The colour are absolutely lovely! Gorgeous cardigan.

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Sonia

said...

it fits you like a glove (so to speak eheh) and the color is simply beeeeautiful. It will perfect from spring to fall. I love the shape, really.
Too bad I can't knit. At all. Bah.
xoxoxo





melissa

said...

WOW. that's all i can say!





Monique

said...

I love this and I love your description of it. I can tell you enjoyed knitting it!