Despite running out of yarn, I did manage to finally finish this sweater! This combo solid tweed zip up cardie is from Phildar Collections Automne 2005, model #4 aka "gilet asymetrique". This post workout shot is courtesy of Claudia and the sweat is from Gold’s.
Zipper: Zipper Stop in NYC – love them!
I made a few changes to the pattern. I lengthened the sleeves to accomodate my ape arms – natch. The left front is a tweed piece over the solid piece. I decided that the side edge of the overlay wasn’t super neat, so I knit on an i-cord edging. I also knit on an i-cord edging on each edge of the center fronts in the solid gray to emphasize the zipper and make the edges very neat. I also kept knitting the i-cord up past the end of the collar where it wasn’t attached, so I could turn it under to sew over the inside of the zipper and make a neat facing. That way when the zipper isn’t closed and the collar flops open, there will be i-cord facing over that part of the zipper.
I adore this sweater, it surely met my expectations. It’s warm and soft–perfect! Maybe I’ll wear it to work tomorrow so that I won’t plug in my office space heater and cause half the warehouse circuits to trip. Yup, can’t put up with those comments two days in a row, but heck–I’m coldddddd…