I got my mother’s cardigan finished, just in time for some lovely fall weather.
I’ll take it over to her this weekend, and see how it fits. I may have to lengthen the sleeves slightly, but that shouldn’t be a problem since I knit them top-down. I left them slightly short, thinking that they would probably grow a bit after washing, but they really didn’t. However, her arms are shorter than mine, and she wasn’t really sure how long she wanted them anyway – I think she might be happy with the length.
Pattern: Cool Breeze Cardigan by Amy Polcyn
Yarn: Tahki Yarns Coast (55% wool, 45% cotton), color 007 “Night Watch”, 7 skeins
Needles: US 7/4.5mm
Modifications: Knit the sleeves top-down so that I could adjust the length as needed. Had to invert the lace chart and slightly modify it slightly for knitting upside down. Did not do any waist shaping. More details on my Ravelry project.
I liked the yarn, which is what the pattern called for (in a different colorway), but it looks like it may have been discontinued. Too bad – it seems to be a nice wool/cotton blend.