Monday, August 9
I am so incredibly happy with this knit. This sweater was a challenge for me! Many things about the pattern were 1st time attempts for me and that shawl collar!! Oh man, was that a doosey to figure out how to knit. But several rip outs and try agains later I got it right and I am so so so happy.
Last November, I scored the Patons yarn for this sweater from Micheals for $2.oo a skein! The sweater used exactly 6 skeins. And I mean exactly 6 skeins, I had to go buy a 7th for seaming! Can you believe that!?! so in total this sweater cost me about 16 bucks! This was my first time using Patons wool so I am a bit curious to see how it holds up with wear. This sweater was so much work that I should have thought about my yarn choice a bit more before diving in. I also wanted to knit this in a pretty pretty mustard color but made myself branch out a bit and pick this plumy color. A nice little addition of color to my wardrobe and I think my mustard crochet earrings would look really nice with it.
I do love it and am very much looking forward to some cool weather to wear it...while holding Jane in my arms!
Pattern: Farmers market cardigan, printed pattern in Interweave Knits Fall 2009; size 36 chest. (no mods; listed some suggestions/frustrations on my rav page)
Yarn: Patons classic wool in plum heather (6.2 skeins)