This is the weather report for this week:
And I couldn’t think of a better time to finish a worsted weight cardigan
Pattern: Rocky Coast Cardigan by Hannah Fettig From Coastal Knits
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Brooks Farm Yarn Four Play, 4.5 Skeins, 1215 yards
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
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
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.
Happy Spring, Everyone! Go celebrate it with a nice wool sweater