Monday, May 25, 2009

FO: Vintage Pink Cardigan

Pattern: Vintage Pink Cardigan, Norah Gaughan
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light
Needles: US3 and US1

This has been done for quite some time but I just haven't had the time or energy to get some pictures and do a post. These aren't really flattering pictures, they don't do the sweater justice. I really like it. It has a nice classic look to it and some cool cabled detail. I didn't do any waist shaping since I was knitting for zero to negative ease and I think it worked well. Ultra Alpaca is one of the greatest yarns out there and even though it isn't the perfect yarn for this I think it worked ok. I didn't get row gauge so even after adding some length I still had fewer buttons than called for. I had to fudge the armhole shaping but it seemed to work out, the fit in that area is fine. The sleeve length is longer because I was too lazy to do the math but I don't really mind that. This think knit up fast which totally boggles my mind, I swear I've knit things on larger needles that have taken much longer. The only downsides to this are that is shows dog fur like crazy and the buttons keep popping open. I have replaced them once with larger ones but the YO buttonholes are just too loose for my liking, maybe next fall I'll have the energy to fix them up.

1 comment:

kim said...

Pretty, classic cardigan with a bit of a twist. Really lovely.