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April 15, 2007

From Susan — Eris 95% Complis

Filed under: Eris Cardigan — lv2knit @ 9:54 pm

It is true — another “FO” graces our pages.  I finished Eris this evening and now she is drying.  I’m not entirely done — I am waiting for the zippers I ordered.  I’m hoping one of them will work.  XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX -> these are my crossed fingers :).  This zipper should be a lot easier to put in than the one in Oregon because of the way the fronts are constructed. 


Here is the collar:


And the sleeve:


My sleeves are a little different than the pattern. I just did not like the way the original hemline looked on the sleeve.  I tried three times and it looked terrible, so I finished it off like the fronts using a 5 st I-cord bind off.  When I decided to switch to this edging, I had to add another inch to the sleeve which is another reason I changed up my sleeve decreases. 

I will put her on Lettie when she is dry and take another picture or two. I sure hope she fits ME, too!! 

Now all I have to work on is my lil silk top, so it should get done pretty quickly.  What is next, my friends, what is next?

PS — Could someone please explain to me why Sally needs a one-pound cone of Zephyr laceweight?!!?

PSS — I remembered where Marina must have seen Erisort:


Shelly Kang posted this picture on her blog after the Yarn Harlot’s visit :).  That’s Kim on the left (the friend who gave me Lettie) and Shelly is on the right.


  1. It looks wonderful, Susan. Here’s hoping one of the zippers is a match!

    Hey, I saw a picture of you wearing a lovely coat/jacket over the Green Apple Bohus. Was it handknitted? If so, may I ask what was the pattern?

    Guess Sally has more lace projects in mind 😉 I believe in helping my fellow knitter, so here’s where she can get Zephyr in cones,

    Comment by Marina — April 16, 2007 @ 7:16 am

  2. Beautiful job on Eris! This one is in my plans for the near future, but seeing how lovely your is, I may be starting it sooner rather than later…

    Comment by Deirdre — April 16, 2007 @ 7:25 am

  3. From Susan to Marina: Marina — I think the sweater you saw (and where the heck did you see it?) is Erisort, an A**ce St**more design from In the Hebrides. I made it 12 years ago and it is essentially my only winter coat! I used Jamieson Heather Aran in Eider Duck. I literally wear it all winter long. Knitting it almost did me in because it is comprised of a billion bobbles and it killed my elbow to make them.

    Comment by lv2knit — April 16, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  4. Susan- (sigh) Another success. And I like your adaptation, with the I-cord bind-off.

    I recognized Erisort when I saw you in it. I knew a lady who made it out of the cream color-
    big mistake. It was constantly dirty.

    But you deserve a medal for all those bobbles.

    Comment by Lorraine — April 16, 2007 @ 9:22 am

  5. hmmmm maybe she is knitting a coverlet for the dining room table? or better yet….. a shawl for your blog’s #1 fan….ehemmm
    Eris is divine!

    Comment by Michelle — April 16, 2007 @ 9:36 am

  6. Susan and I often knit the same things: I have Erisort also.

    As for Eris. Hmmm. Mine has fallen a bit by the wayside due to Lace Distraction Disorder. It’s so cold and windy here today that I may go back to it.

    Comment by surly — April 16, 2007 @ 11:12 am

  7. Eris is lovely! I still want to knit a Rogue cardi, and the yarn should be well aged in my stash by now. Any chance you will post some helpful zipper-installation tips? Not asking much, am I?

    Comment by AuntieAnn — April 16, 2007 @ 11:15 am

  8. Eris is looking gorgeous! I can’t wait to see it finished. 🙂

    And didn’t you know? *Everyone* needs at least one cone of Zephyr in stash. I have it from a reliable source that the cone in question is of a particular marine blue shade. An excellent choice, if I do say so. *g*

    Comment by Romi — April 16, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  9. No, Romi, I have three skeins of Zephyr in Marine blue. Not sure which colour I’d go for in the cone. I’m still fantasizing.

    Comment by surly — April 16, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

  10. Thanks, Susan. 26 – 28 skeins worth of bobbles! You girls are my heroes 😉 I think I’ll look for another winter coat. Though the Erisort has held up so well.

    Why stop at one, Sally? Just get your nearest and dearest knitting friends together and split a few cones 😉

    Comment by Marina — April 16, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

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