When you’re knitting with lovely yarn in a fabulous color, miles of plain stockinette or garter stitch don’t seem tedious at all. Rows and rows of knits and purls stacked on top of one another are simply enjoyable, until you get to…. you guessed right… the sleeves!!!
The Garter Yoke Cardi became my go to project to bring to Knit Nite every Monday and for months it seemed like I was knitting and knitting but just wasn’t moving ahead. Then one day, just like that, I cast off and it was done!
My gauge was definitely tighter than what the pattern called for, but I like the feel of the fabric with the stitches all squished together in this particular sweater. The finished cardi has the right amount of ease and with a light t-shirt or camisole underneath, it will be perfect for wearing during the coming months too.
The only thing I don’t like about this sweater are the sleeves. The pattern has you knit the sleeves straight with no shaping. I added a set of decreases every three inches and still ended up with straigh-ish sleeves.
The yarn has amazing stitch definition and the color (“Honorine”) just seems to shine. This sweater is almost the same color as my tulips ♥
The yarn, Tosh Vintage from Madelinetosh, is so soft against the skin and is machine washable too – I heart!