Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FO: Cardi for spring and summer

This might just be my perfect spring and summer all-purpose cardigan. It's the Textured Cardigan from Vogue Knitting spring 2011. The yarn is the discontinued Plymouth Yarn Fantasy Linen, which is mainly cotton with some linen and rayon thrown in. It is rather heavy in weight but drapes very nicely and it's not too warm. I really love the pockets, even though I never put anything in my pockets.

As usual, I made some mods to the pattern. I did not do exposed side seams, and I added a bit of waist shaping. My bottom and cuff and pocket ribbing is knit with Ktbl and Ptbl on one half of the stitches, so the knit stitches pop more on the right side. My sleeves are almost 2 inches narrower at the top because I like narrow sleeves.
I did a bit of fussing with the technique and shaping of the front neckline band, which is documented on my ravelry page. I really love the end result, but this pattern had errors in it, and it was not that well written.


Ellen Bloom said...

This cardi turned out beautifully! Love the texture of the yarn and the length of the piece. It looks great on you, Betty!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love the texture of the yarn and the length and proportions of the sweater, just as Ellen said. I always learn something from you in every post. This time it was the comment about the narrower sleeves. I may try that.