Friday, October 19, 2012

Summer Sweater Knitalong Finished!

Well I didn't quite finish by my September 30th deadline, but I did finish! This cardigan needs a proper photo shoot, iPhone photos don't do it justice.

I had 73 rows to go at the time of this photo and I thought the end would never come, those "short" rows for the sweeping fronts are a killer! But it was all worth it.

So soft, so light, so smooshy and comfortable! I haven't wash/blocked it yet and I'm a smidge nervous to do so because *right now* it is the PERFECT size and shape. But I will block it...soon.

In terms of specs, all up it took about a month, it's all garter as I decided to knit the sleeves flat (so they could stay garter, as I don't see the point of a garter stitch anything being knit in the round, THE POINT OF GARTER IS SO THAT KATIE DOESN'T HAVE TO DO PURLING!). It's 9.3 skeins of Malabrigo Silky Merino (DK), in the Indicita colourway. You can't tell (because the colour still pooled somehow) but I striped the skeins in sets of 2 or 3 stripes all the way through. iPhone photos show the pooling more than real life though.

If I were to knit it again I would add another set of button holes, I don't think the button hole placement should remain the same for the whole size range of the pattern, as there's a bit of pulling at the bottom, but overall it's a truly excellent pattern and was a lovely (if neverending) knit!

YAY for Summer (Winter) Sweater Knitalong! Thanks Shannon for encouraging me to knit at least one sweater every year :)

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