A little while back, I talked about doing an Autumnal Cardigan KAL (knit a-long) with the lovely Evelyn. I’ve been waiting for her to finish hers before I showed you mine. However, today Evelyn decided to let this project go. I’ll let her tell you all about her experience knitting this here.
While I am disappointed that she never got a lovely cardigan, I think she did the best thing for her. In any event, I have frogged many a project in my day! It’s a relief, and healthy to accept that something just isn’t going to work, and to stop. Knitting is meant to be fun. Not stressful! I just feel sad that I was a terrible KAL partner and couldn’t help her from so far away to solve that dratted problem with the sleeves.
So I may as well show you mine, properly blocked:
My cardigan is Zealana’s Kiwi in Fingering weight. It’s a mixture of cotton, merino and possum in equal proportions, and it has to be one of my new favourite yarns. This is the Granite colourway. I used just 13 balls.
For our cool summer (we really didn’t have a summer this year), the weight of yarn was perfect. I have worn this cardigan almost daily since finishing it, and I’m wearing it now as I type. The yarn still looks as nice as the day I finished it – no pilling, no rubbing, no stretching or dropping. It’s perfect. I’ve said more about the pattern in my initial link, so I won’t burble on here. I’ve also shared my Ravelry notes on this cardigan here.
I’m still not entirely sure that it’s a very flattering fit, the wide horizontal front bands don’t do much for my body shape, and the armholes are a little too generous (‘lovely’ bat wing effect going on there). However, in this case, comfort far outweighs vanity, and I’ve even found myself throwing it on to go into town. I haven’t noticed any strange looks, so I guess it must be okay. Anyway, most of the time, I only see the shoulder part, which I really like. What you don’t see, you don’t mind, huh??
Thanks again, Evelyn, for asking me to knit this pattern with you. For without you, I wouldn’t be the proud owner of a nice, comfy cardigan!