I have another FO to share today! I finally finished the Pintuck Cardigan (by Bristol Ivy) that I started back at the beginning of August.
This was my first bottom-up construction and required very little seaming (just the armholes, shoulders and neckband). I really like the way it fits, the side shaping is in exactly the right place and how often does THAT happen? Typically my torso is a bit shorter than patterns are written for. The only modification I made to this pattern was not going down a needle size for the two rows of ribbing at the bottom.
I used the recommended yarn – Hikoo by Skacel Rylie – in the Kelp colorway and I totally love it. The yarn is a bit heavy because of the alpaca, linen and silk fibers and it works perfectly with the shape and drape of the sweater – the two are a great match!
Although this sweater sat in the WIP pile for a long time, it didn’t take long to make it into my regular clothing rotation. I know it’s going to be a well-loved sweater, I don’t knit enough cardigans for how often I wear them! Expect that to change in the future.
What have you been knitting lately?
(The hat in the pictures is my Braided Slouch. I wear it all the time and have for quite a few years now and it looks just as good as the day I finished it! Way to go Jitterbug :D)