i am a fairly consistent cardigan knitter. consistent in that i seem to manage about one a year, and i always seem to finish them right at the end of winter when its turning too warm to wear them.
here then, is the latest effort, the ‘flaming june’ cardigan, from knitty spring/summer 2012.
according to ravelry i started it in march 2012 and i finally finished it, ready to wear, last monday, september 17. thats actually not that bad, for me. think about it this way. its a lot of knitting, in my size, to finish a stocking stitch/garter ridge cardigan, in madeline tosh merino light sportweight, on 3.75mm needles. it took a completely monogomous effort at the end, and a few days to block all the pieces.
then i needed some help from rosered to pin the sleeves so i could sew them into the armholes (backstitch, for stability. it looks a bit messy here but it smooths out when they’re on my arms)
and then mattress stitching the sleeve seams
and then sewing in all the ends.
there is a lot to like about this cardigan, the reverse garter ridge for the collar,
the lovely points on the sleeves and hips
i particularly love the points on the sleeves, they make me feel like wonderwoman.
i’m really happy with this, the lovely soft drape of the fabric, the gorgeous colour (‘ink’) that is very much me.
and even though i’ve lost 9 kilos since i started this cardigan, im still really happy with the fit. of course, by the time i wear it next winter, it might be too big, but i dont think i’ll care.
photos and accessories courtesy of knitabulous