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A Mini Office Knit-Along

January 25th, 2011

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I often find that the best way to motivate myself to finish a large project is by knitting or crocheting along with a friend. My co-worker Lindsey and I have similar taste in sweaters, so we decided to knit Metro together.

Metro cardigans

While this cardigan is very clean and classic, it does feature asymmetrical cables and ribbing. As such, it was very important for us to choose a yarn with great stitch definition. We decided to use Superwash Merino Cashmere for soft, warm cardigans. Lindsey wears a lot of rich earth tones, so she used the Saffron shade. I prefer deep jewel tones, so I opted for Olive.

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Lindsey finished her cardigan first, and seeing how much she loved it really motivated me to finish my knitting. I completed my cardigan only a week after she did. In the end, our office KAL was a huge success, and we both ended up with warm, versatile sweaters that we love.

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  • Kim Shaw

    I love these sweaters! You both look adorable!

  • http://www.nomoredisco.typepad.com Amy

    They are really lovely – the cable is great. Love it.

  • http://twitter.com/restlessgrace Elizabeth G Jones

    Nice job ladies. Thank you for sharing your FO pics!

  • Tracwhit

    looks great!

  • Cupoftea

    Lovely. I wonder if I’ll ever get good enough to knit that sweater. Iam also a fan of the saffron.

  • Jlorir

    Loved this sweater and would love to make it, but was disappointed when I found out it wasn’t a free lionbrand pattern

  • Prounds

    Amazing sweaters! Excellent work! Congratulations!

  • Lorrie

    The sweaters are gorgeous! And very motivating to learn to be a great knitter. I’m an avid crocheter. Enjoy the sweaters!!

  • http://manyhorsesmane.blogspot.com/ Sandra

    Love those! WANT!

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