FO – Rocky Coast Cardigan

Good Evening!

This is the weather report for this week:

Irony

And I couldn’t think of a better time to finish a worsted weight cardigan

Rocky Coast Cardigan

My hair is actin' a 'fool! please forgive it.

Pattern: Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig From Coastal Knits
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Yarn(s): Brooks Farm Yarn Four Play, 4.5 Skeins, 1215 yards
Colorway(s): Blue
Needle(s): US 8 – 5.0 mm & US 6 – 4.0 mm
Casted On: January 8, 2012
Casted Off: March 13, 2012
Modifications: I read on Ravelry about folks having this cardigan slide of their shoulders. So I did what Executiveknitter did and readjusted the stitches so that there’s one extra stitch repeat on each sleeve and two taken from the back. I also made the sleeves a little longer than both the pattern and what I would have liked. But hey…usually I’m complaining that the sleeves are too short so… Also! I did not knit this at the stated gauge. I just did not like this lovely cable pattern on such a big needle! The yarn just looked too stretched out. So I knit it on 8s and went by the size 52 pattern so it can fit my 38 self

Rocky Coast Cardigan

I really liked how this cardigan turned out despite its long sleeves. It fits well. It’s nice and long so it can almost be like a jacket. Ya know…when it gets cooler again

Rocky Coast Cardigan

The yarn was luscious to work with! The wool content gives it some weight but the silk gives it a nice drape too. Definitely will get some more when I go to Maryland Sheep and Wool!

And here is Ms. Layla out on the deck with me. She’s enjoying the nice spring air even if she looks a little scared. (It was the first time she was out on the deck.

Rocky Coast Cardigan

Happy Spring, Everyone! Go celebrate it with a nice wool sweater

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2 Comments

  • Pat says:

    I LOVE this whole post – the photos are wonderful and the cardi is just beautiful Laura! (Kitty is cute too!)

  • Heather says:

    Fabulous sweater! Awesome job–it came out just perfectly! Well, except for the timing of our wacky “winter”. Guess I should get going on some of the warm weather tops I’ve been planning.

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