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St. Brigid. Wearing.

Warning – get ready for an overloaded with pictures post!

FO – St. Brigid. Modified version.

After I made this FO details picture…

Hand-knit Cable Cardigan

Am I the only one to see the “ears” above the collar?! It looks like a wolfwoman attire 🙂

…my friend photographer Elena decided to play along and continue with a wolfwoman theme 🙂 After rummaging in my wardrobe I found my “city” heels that I haven’t put on forever and white office pants that I last wore back in Russia. Well, kind of a wolfwoman attire…

All the photos below are by Elena Letitskaya.

On our day off we woke up at dawn and drove to arroyo where one of the most amazing trees I have ever seen in my life can be found. A perfect place to play a wolfwoman, don’t you think?

Hand-knit cable cardigan

And here I fully gave myself into the hands of Elena. She made me climb the tree, look serious (which wasn’t easy!) and play the role. Gosh, did we have fun!

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Looks like I am about to save the world… 🙂

But in all seriousness I really love this cardigan. I even feel sorry that summer is here and I can’t fully enjoy it until next season. I already imagine wrapping myself into it during cold mornings and evenings of our mild, but still winter!

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Though I’ve made plenty modifications, the fit planning was relatively easy – I didn’t change the cable panels to get the tapered look, but placed all the shaping in the background stockinette stitch section.

Hand-knit cable cardigan

Love my 12 cm wide bands!

Hand-knit cable cardigan

As I mentioned in the previous posts on modifications for this cardigan, I was worried that the back was too small, but blocking did its magic! It fits me!

Hand-knit cable cardigan

This cardigan will hold memories of many quite evenings spent at home with the loved ones, countless hours with the calculator to figure out the modifications and of course this crazy, fun and so out of my comfort zone photoshoot that I will always remember! Thank you, my dear Lena! Knitting brings so much excitement and joy into my life!

You can look up more photography by Elena Letitskaya on her Facebook page.

Have a great week!


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By | 2015-08-29T12:11:00+00:00 May 4th, 2015|Finished Objects, Knitting|14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Zeta May 4, 2015 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Look at you! The superhero style fits you like your cardigan! Perfectly!!!! You can tell that you crazy girls had fun! 😀

    • Alina May 4, 2015 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      I think this is the craziest thing I have ever done in my life 🙂

  2. steph May 4, 2015 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    oh, Alina….this coat is fantastic! And fits you PERFECTLY; you look simply stunning in it (and not a bit like wolf-woman!) What an amazing spot for your photoshoot. You really are living in a tiny corner of heaven, aren’t you?

    • Alina May 4, 2015 at 9:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Steph! It’s a beautiful place, but it has some drawbacks, but I try to focus on its best parts!

  3. alexis May 4, 2015 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    I am so impressed with your beautiful cardigan. What an epic project! Also, my favorites are all the photographs that show your sweater from the back -that cable panel looks amazing.

    • Alina May 5, 2015 at 7:02 am - Reply

      Thank you, Alexis! When I first saw this cable panel I knew I wanted to put it on the back against simple stockinette stitch uninterrupted by the rest of the cables.

  4. heathermama May 5, 2015 at 8:02 am - Reply

    WOW! that sweater is stunning! just beautiful.

  5. Julie May 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Such stunning photos, every one!! Your new sweater looks beautiful on your, the cables ar incredible. And that shot does make you look like you are about to save the world!

    • Alina May 5, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you, Julie! I’ll tell Elena you loved her photography!

  6. Hannah May 7, 2015 at 12:10 am - Reply

    You are beautiful Alina! and what a lovely cardigan 🙂

  7. Becki May 8, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    You are an absolutely amazing knitter! This cardigan is gorgeous.

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