I finished this cardigan on Saturday morning and went out to take pictures (yay! I finished the cardigan on time for the Miette KAL). Just don’t pay attention to the dark circles around my eyes. We didn’t go out on Friday evening, we’ve been just at home watching a couple of episodes of Castle and drinking a glass of wine. But Autumn is approaching and weather feels a bit more unstable, and that means that this weekend I got my first headache in months. That was one of the things that I had very often in Belgium, where you never knew what to wear in the morning, since you could have sun, rain and cold all in the same day. Luckily I left those heavy migraines behind. Also my hair is still a bit wet. Not my best day.
As you can see I’ve lengthened the sleeves a bit but not as the pattern suggests (just adding some regular knit rows). I have tiny wrists so I performed some decreases by knitting 20 extra rows just after row 53. Rows 5, 10, 15 and 20 are decrease rows (k1, k2tog, k until 3 stitches before the end of the row, ssk, k1). After this decreases I have 8 stitches less than before, so the pattern for the next part still applies but with one repeat less than in the original pattern. For the rest I haven’t done any extra modification.
Knitting this cardigan was part of my plan of knitting more nice cardigans with a vintage turn to go with my summer dresses. I think this beautiful cardigan fits the bill. I didn’t especially enjoy knitting with cotton (Cascade Sierra is 80% cotton), but I have to say that it feels exactly what I need for this evenings of the end of August, so I’ll guess I’ll do this again next year.
I really likes how it wraps my body. I was not sure abut the fit while I was knitting it and I was worried about the non-elasticity of cotton, but I wore this cardigan yesterday for a couple of hours during our visit to an exposition about Méliès (the airco was a bit too high) and I love it. It feels perfect.
And you’ll be wondering about the dress underneath. Yep! I’ll tell you more about it in my next post.
My Ravelry project here.