Long Love at Long Last is finished! I’m honestly not sure why it took me nearly two months to finish (I started on March 30 and finished May 19) … it was a good bit of knitting, but I think I knit a good bit! In any event, it’s done. I love it. I even have photos to share.
First up, two I took myself. actually this is one photo; the image on the right is zoomed in to show the pretty lace detail.
The construction of this cardigan is similar to Great Love (thankfully, without the pockets – ), which I finished in January (ravelry link), so that was familiar. and the lace/yarn is similar to Whippet, which I finished in 2019 (ravelry link), so that was familiar too. I have to say, it’s a lovely pairing of the two designs!
Ankestrick is one of my favorite designers because I like her aesthetic and her patterns are delightful. Great Love wins for cold weather, and Long Love is a winner for warmer days. The only modifications I made to the pattern was to knit the body about 2″ shorter and the sleeves about an inch shorter. Also, because I plan to layer this over sleeveless and short sleeves, and I don’t need anything to wrap around myself to be cozy, I went down a size. The fit is great.
Here are some full length shots (thanks to Marc) so you can see the length. I’m 5’6″ … I wouldn’t want this to be any longer.
Ankestrick has a great photo on the pattern page showing off the lace (ravelry link). Here’s our best effort.
and of course, because I love y’all and want to leave you with smiles on a Friday afternoon, there are out-takes.Marc really is a trooper to put up with all of this. I only wish my facial expressions and body language matched the feelings in my heart.
Wishing y’all the best weekend available 🙂
12 thoughts on “FO Friday | Long Love.”
What? You finished a sweater? Ha ha ha! The fit and length are wonderful and what a pretty day.
OMG! That sweater is the bomb!! I love it! Your back garden looks lovely and tell Marc that I appreciate his photography skills (especially the outtakes)! Happy Friday!
It is beautiful on you — that color compliments your hair so well! I think Marc did an excellent job on the photography, certainly much better than my husband would do (mine doesn’t understand that I want good photos of the knitwear rather than of me).
It looks wonderful, Mary!
Love it …. this colour is fabulous on you! I recently made Little Love cardi which is another great Ankestrick design in the same pattern family. Your lighter colour shows off the lace; my dark purple colour not so much. Enjoy wearing the new addition to your wardrobe!
What a great finish Mary!
Wonderful knitting and such a super colour and texture – really suits you. You are brave with your out-takes! Great to have colour in the garden, and I am sure Sara is very appreciative of such a lovely view – much nicer than the average office. Looking forward to seeing a post-haircut photo :).
Beautiful knitting and that blue is a very good color for you!💙🌟
Woo! What a gorgeous sweater, Mary! I love the fit! I really love the color… it is like blue summer skies! (and I love the out-takes! haha!)
Such a pretty sweater, Mary! And it fits you to a “T” — both in style and the actual fit. Such a lovely addition to your wardrobe. And those outtakes! I just love them. XO
WHAT A GREAT SWEATER!! The stitch pattern/texture is lovely. I love the color on you, too.
That is a perfect sweater on you. And thanks for the smiles. I have long wanted to knit Whippet. I think I even bought the pattern. I need to look at the yarn requirements. Maybe Coast would work? As I say, I need to look at the pattern again. Congratulations on a beautiful finish and a beautiful yard.
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