Summer cardigan completed! July 9, 2006Posted by merp in FOs, Knitting.
I actually finished this Monday or Tuesday, but here it is finally!
Looks ok hanging open, too:
I’m reasonably satisfied with it. It’s certainly comfy and summer-appropriate. Love the color and, surprisingly, the yarn. And it’s cute enough.
But I’m worried it’s too delicate because I knit it in such a loose gauge. I’m liable to snag it, a lot, and it might stretch out. And it ended up looking a little dowdier than I’d hoped.
Pattern: Roughly based on Glampyre’s Minisweater/Boobholder.
Modifications: Below the high waist, decreased several stitches evenly across and then continued in Grecian plait stitch to the hips. Did a few rows of garter stitch and bound off. The sleeves are also slightly longer than in the original pattern and aren’t puffed, and I left off the pointy edging.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, color: bone, 1.5 skeins (so only $5-6!)
Needles: #9 circulars (#8s for the waist and ends of the sleeves)
So there it is – my first partially self-designed sweater!
Added Nov. 7, 2007: Check out “Where Are They Now? The Summer Cardigan”