Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Hemsdale, a Dale of Norway, cardigan is done and drying on the wooly board. It was started as a Knit-A-Long on a Yahoo knitting group last January but it was put aside all summer as it is a very heavy sweater. It is knit out of Heilo for everything except the camel color which is Tiur. Needle size was US#4. The sleeve steeks were knit wider, not the one stitch commonly used with Dale sweaters and were reinforced with two lines of machine sewing. The button holes are crocheted loops instead of set in button holes. This will be a Christmas gift for my daughter who lives in North Carolina where I doubt it will ever get cold enough for her to wear the sweater. Who knows? Maybe she will one day move somewhere colder.



9 comments:

Sonya said...

Beautiful sweater, Anne! I love the colors.

Knitman said...

Anne-it is fantastic. I love it.

Laurie said...

beautiful sweater! Love the patterns and the colors.

Rebecca said...

Your HEMSDALE is GORGEOUS, Anne! It would be perfect for me up here in the Rockies, can I have it?? I am going to have to track down that pattern now that you have flashed this beautiful picture!

Marji said...

Just beautiful Anne! Well done. Maybe she'll have to visit you in mid-winter just to have an excuse to wear the sweater?? ;)

Sheila said...

You Hemsdale is beautiful. Your daughter can wear it as a coat in NC. That's what I do in the desert SW.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous Anne, I am 1/2 of the second sleeve left for Foxie...man, it has been nearly a year already!

Terri said...

Beautifully done Anne! You must be thrilled.

Carrie K said...

Wow, it was that long ago? I never got past the first chart on my poor languishing Dale.

Hemsdale looks amazing.