Pattern: Garter Yoke Sweater by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers in Lichen
Notions: 11 yellow, plastic buttons from Fields Fabrics
Needles: Addi Turbo 4s
Began: September 22, 2009; Completed: January 3, 2010 (Raveled here.)
Notes: This sweater is the culmination of my knit-along with Amy and Laura, which was such a fun experience. And I love the results! Words cannot express how much I love this cardigan. It is soft (note to self: make more sweaters out of Cascade 220), I love the color, and the design is one I’ll wear a lot. I went with the brighter buttons over the subtle, wooden ones I bought, and I’m so happy with my decision.
My mods were very few. I lengthened the cardigan a tiny bit so that my final button could be evenly spaced like the others, because I’m annoying like that. I also placed two decreases every inch, which for me was six rows, after the elbow until I got down to 4 stitches below the smallest size. This seems like a lot, but I wanted the sleeves to be slim-fitting since the rest of the sweater fits me with about zero ease. This is now a nice, fitted cardigan and it’s so soft against the skin. I’ve gained a little weight since I started it so I was worried about the fit, but I’m quite pleased; I love it all buttoned up to show off the bright yellow and it’s soft enough to wear just a tank-top underneath. I honestly want to knit this cardigan again, right away; it will see a ton of wear.
I’ve got a stack of FOs on my Flickr stream that need documenting, but I love this too much to make it wait. I came home yesterday from chopping off all my hair and it was dry from blocking, so I slipped it on and J took some photos. (Thanks, honey! You did a great job.)