I have had this cardigan out for a couple of test runs, and I like it very much.
Pattern: Top down, raglan sleeve construction. I was inspired by a cardigan I saw on Pat's Knitting and Quilting. I followed a pattern by Knitting Pure and Simple but I made a few modifications:
- I had to adjust for guage since the yarn I used is aran weight instead of the bulky the pattern calls for.
- I did a tubular castoff on the bottom edge; it was my first experience with this technique and I am excited about it. I used a simple 1x1 rib at the bottom because it is not an area to which I want to draw attention.
- I left the cuff of the sleeves wide at the bottom because I don't like the feel of tight cuffs.
- I modified the collar by using short rows to raise up the back of the collar and also to lengthen it to cover the seam.
YARN: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed Chunky in Coast, a military blue (hard to capture).
A few days after I sewed on the buttons, I found the perfect buttons online. I just might have to order them and make a switch. The buttons I have on it now leave me kind of lukewarm.
Overall, it was a success and I am very content with it.