On Nnenna’s Needles #2

El Otoño Morado

This is probably my favorite item that I have ever knitted!  I made this last winter break and it took me about a month to complete the project.  When I saw the lacy pattern, I fell in love and when I was searching for the perfect color to make it in, this vibrant purple just jumped out at me!

The original pattern was shorter with buttons (see link under first photo), but I decided to make my cardigan longer and also open.  I think this way it has a more relaxed feel and I can wear it so many ways, such as belted over a dress or open with a pair of jeans!

A little more about my knitting background- I am co-president of knitting club at my school in my residential college (we’re called Berkeley Knitters).  We are fortunate enough to be funded by the college, which pays for all our materials and such.  We meet weekly on Saturdays to eat and chat and knit together.  At the beginning of the semester, the leaders of the club plan out the projects for the semester and we try to include a variety of things, such as new techniques, quick and more involved projects, and at least one charity project as well.  Knitting Club is definitely one of my favorite activities at school and I just wanted to share a little bit about it with you guys :)

If you just got hit by the storm on the East Coast, hope you stay as dry as possible and happy hump day to everyone!  See you Friday :)

P.S. I just joined IFB and I’m so excited to be a part of that community! :)  Also, I saw this post on Grit and Glamour and I think it’s such a cool idea!

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  1. Angga Heinrich wrote:

    You are amazing!! Idk if I told you that!! but I'm so jealous of your knitting skills!! I would love to learn how to do knitting and make myself a warm chunky sweater, you need to start your own shop women!!

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  2. Melliott930 wrote:

    So cute! I've always wished I could knit…

    And good call on making it long and open :)

    So What If I Like Pretty Things

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  3. Nnenna wrote:

    Hi Valerie, thanks for dropping by my blog! I'm going to go check out yours :)

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  4. Screamyourfeelingsout wrote:

    Hi girl!
    How are you?

    Your blog is very nice!
    Come check mine &. Would you like to follow each other?

    Hugs &. Kisses, Valerie
    @ screamyourfeelingsout.blogspot.com

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  5. Deliz wrote:

    Thank you so much, dear! I follow you back as I said ? Your nail polish is AMAZING!!!!!!
    LiDì from Italy


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  6. Beckermanblog wrote:

    OMG!!! Your sweater is just sooooooo unreal!!! AND STUNNING!!!! I can't believe you made it!!!!! perfection!!! And that color is sooo gorgeous on you!!!!!! Love it!!!! GRRRRReat job cutie!
    Big Kisses,
    xoxo Beckerman Girls


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  7. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Amy and thanks so much for the follow! :)

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  8. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Kirstin! That's cool that your mom is a knitter, I too am always trying to teach my family members how to knit! :)

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  9. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Chelsea- I wish I could form a knitting club with all my blogger friends who want to learn, that would be tons of fun! :D

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  10. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Audrey!!

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  11. Amy wrote:

    Thankyou for the comment on my blog, wow that's a gorge cardi, you're so talented :)
    I'm following you

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  12. Kirstin wrote:

    Oh wow, I'm so jealous of your amazing knitting skills! My mom is a knitter and has tried to teach me on numerous occassions but I just can't get a handle on it. That sweater is just wonderful!

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  13. Sarah Waldron wrote:

    Oh my gosh, well done! I learned how to knit at shcool but I don't have the ability to knit something as complicated as that1

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  14. Chelsea wrote:

    um, so, if you could make me this and send it to me for my birthday, I would appreciate it very much. you are mega talented, and now I want to be in a knitting club ;)


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  15. Audrey Allure wrote:

    Looks really good & such a pretty color!

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  16. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Megan!

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  17. Megan wrote:

    love the nail color!!!!



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  18. Nnenna wrote:

    You totally can! :)

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  19. Lacencoffee wrote:

    Thanks for your comment.
    I wish I could knit like this:)

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  20. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Marie! :)

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  21. zarna wrote:

    you knitted this??? you are so talented!

    (oh, and that is a seriously gorgeous color on you!)

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  22. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Sian, that is such a sweet comment! :)

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  23. Sian wrote:

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog =) I can't believe you knitted that yourself, that's amazing!! You should make more and sell them, I would definitely buy one!! I've never been able to knit, I'm not very coordinated and I just get tangled up in the wool haha!

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  24. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you Sydney! Also, I just recently discovered that song (I don't know where I've been!) and I love it!! It's been on repeat in my iTunes for days! =)

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  25. Sydney wrote:

    that cardigan is SO CUTE! it's so amazing that you made it! i'm jealous of your knitting abilities, that is seriuosly so cool. and yes, my blog name is named after the Florence + the Machine Song! I looove Florence! :)

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  26. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you!! Haha, well I'm a jealous of your crocheting skills, I've haven't yet tackled a large crochet project like your beautiful blanket!

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  27. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks so much Josie!! :)

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  28. Michelle A Clement wrote:

    Wow! :) What a gorgeous sweater! I'm totally jealous of your knitting skills – I have yet to learn/understand, and have to just stick with crocheting for now…lol. Lovely!

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  29. Josie wrote:

    You look fantastic! I can't believe you made this; it's gorgeous and such a great color.
    xo Josie

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  30. Nnenna wrote:

    I think you should do it! Knitting is definitely one of my favorite hobbies :D

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  31. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Krystal! You could totally do it- I always tell the beginning knitters that there only two basic stitches that you have to know and knitting is for everyone! :)

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  32. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Ashley, I thought it was the perfect suggestion to share my knitting with everyone =)

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  33. Nnenna wrote:

    Thank you!! Hehe, I'm no professional, just someone who spends a lot of time knitting! :D

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  34. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Claudia, purple is definitely my color of the moment! :)

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  35. Oystergirl wrote:

    Wow… I can't believe you made that!! I've been thinking of taking up knitting lately and this post makes me want to do it more.


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  36. Krystal/Village wrote:

    I am SOOO jealous of that talent!! I would love to be able to do that!

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  37. Laura wrote:

    i cannot believe you knitted that yourself! i just showed the pictures to my roommates haha, and we're all amazed. you have talent!

    also, in answer to your question, i work on a research grant at the university where i go to school. it's a pretty great job! i'm really lucky to have it – helps pay the bills!

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  38. Courtney Thomas wrote:

    I love this – it's so funny too because I just posted this morning about purple so the timing is great!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  39. Ashley wrote:

    Yay! So glad to see you went with the idea–I love this feature! I can't believe how talented you are…it looks like something you'd pay $$$ for in a store!

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  40. The Merry Traveller wrote:

    You are so clever with your fingers! I have little patience and am a huge klutz! I'll probably knit the sweater I am wearing into whatever I attempt to knit or something! So professionally done!

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  41. Claudia wrote:

    Wow your so good! You did an amazing job ; I love the color that you've picked.

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  42. Marella wrote:

    Lovely sweater

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  43. Nnenna wrote:

    Thanks Rosie! :) I think so too!

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  44. Rosie wrote:

    I love this, it's completely perfect! I agree with the longer length – it really suits you :)

    Rosie x

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