Project: Pluie cardigan ::: Pattern: Pluie ::: Yarn: Knit Picks Palette

Phewie-pluie! It’s finished – everything sewn up, blocked, and (most of) the ends woven in. I had a lot of fun working on this cardigan and pushing myself to learn a new knitting technique. At times it felt like there were a million bobbins of yarn to untangle and I was spending more time untangling things rather than actually knitting, but as I worked along, I was so happy with how it was coming together, that it was easy to keep going and work towards the finished product. I must give lots of credit to the pattern, which was very well written and easy to follow. I’ve only worked one teeny bit of intarsia one other time before this cardigan (on the heels of a pair of socks), so from my experience, I feel this cardigan is a reasonable place to start if you are thinking of tackling this technique. In my opinion, the trickiest part is correctly changing colors to avoid gaps and tight stitches. Here are a couple of sites I found to be helpful while working on this sweater:

But now what? After working almost exclusively on this project for the past three weeks, I feel kind of stuck on what to start next. Do I want to tackle a pair of socks? Or start another cardigan? Or maybe this beautiful cowl? I just can’t decide right now. Do I want another complicated project? Or something sweet and simple? I’m kind of aimlessly working on projects here and there waiting to feel that gut punch of inspiration.

25 Comments on FO: Pluie cardigan

  1. oh wow, it looks amazing! the fit and color and everything is just perfect. c:

    I vote for the cowl next, but that’s just me. if I tried to do another cardigan, I’d probably get burned out on cardigans halfway through and end up with just sleeves or something.

  2. Brandy, the sweater is gorgeous!! I love cardigans so I’d vote for that for your next project. But I love socks too, so maybe…then again the cowl is beautiful. Er…I’m no help! 🙂

  3. The cardigan turned out perfectly… I love it! I looks like it fits perfectly too.
    All 3 of those patterns look great, but I love the look of the cardigan, especially since there are only another 6-8 weeks or so before it starts to get chilly!

  4. That looks so good and so cute! I love that you decided to make the umbrellas different colors. It makes the whole thing so cheerful. Maybe you should tackle something in argyle next.

  5. What a gorgeous cardigan! I just love the it, and your photos are beautiful too. I can’t even begin to imagine how to knit something like this. Well done 🙂

  6. I love your cardigan! Such a gorgeous piece of work!!! I love the cowl you’re considering…but I totally feel you on not knowing what to do…maybe a little lost without your project you’ve been working on for a while…I usually just troll around Ravelry or hit up my LYS for inspiration 🙂 Best of luck! I’m looking forward to seeing what you decide to work on next!!

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