AKA: The Black Blob of DenialTM
AKA: NaKniSweMoDo #13
I think I jinxed this one by optimistically (arrogantly?) calling it “Lucky Thirteen”. But after much trauma with the sleeves, and knitting four of them, I finally finished and am very happy with the outcome. So I guess it ended up being lucky after all.
Pattern: Basic Black, by Glenna C.
Yarn: Garnstudio Drops Merino Extra Fine, black,
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm)
Size: 35″, but at a slightly larger gauge. Finished sweater measures 36″ at the bust.
Ravelry: Pattern page; Project page
- Knit the ribbing at the hem and cuffs on the same size needle – only used the smaller needle for the buttonbands.
- Recalculated the sleeves to adjust for my gauge, and also because I wanted slightly slimmer sleeves than as specified by the pattern.
- Also to adjust for my gauge difference, I did an extra set of decreases immediately above the ribbing.
This pattern really lives up to its name – it’s a perfect basic cardigan, and a well-written pattern to boot.
I can certainly see more of these in my future, in other colors.