Start date on my Vitamin D cardigan was October of last year!!! Finally, this project is off the needles… huge sigh of relief!
I’m sort of on the fence about this one 🙁 I don’t know if I would feel differently if I had lengthened the body so that the “drapey bits” in front draped better. That said, a whole sweater in this yarn, Tosh Merino Light, is absolutely amazing. It is light and squishy and the color, even after a good soak, has remained as vibrant as it was in the skein.
The pattern itself is very well written and I loved working with short rows to create the curved shape on the front edges. I looove me some short rows! I tried the sweater on for size while it was still on the needles after the yoke was done and the sizing was spot on. I wish I had tried it on again to check for waist length. I have a good bit of yarn leftover too, wah, wah, wah! But that’s not going to stop me from wearing this cardigan, because it’s a great layering piece and I love the mustardy gold color.
I went up two needle sizes throughout the knitting of this sweater. I paid attention to binding off really, really loosely on the edging and also the cuffs.
The day we took these pictures was nowhere near a good sweater day – more like sweltering, whew! Like my other knitwear, this one is going inside the closet until the fall. My knitting mojo seems to have vanished too and all credit goes to the additional vitamin d we’re getting this summer over here on the West Coast 🙂 It’s been one gorgeous day after the next!
Now for the project deets…
Links for the pattern and designer are on www.ravelry.com