AKA: 50 Shades of Beige
After finishing up the cardigan for my mom and the baby blanket, I was in the mood for for a quick project for myself. This stash-busting cardigan was just the ticket. Two yarns held doubled, on big needles. I had blocked the lower body of the cardigan from the armholes down last week, to be sure of the size and length, which is why the lace at the bottom hem looks much crisper than at the cuffs and yoke. The stitches on the sleeves and yoke should also neaten up quite a bit after blocking.
It still needs to be blocked, but after sewing on the buttons, I figured it was a good time to grab some quick photos.
It was a fast and fun knit. I really like circular-yoke sweaters, and I also like the waist shaping when it’s done this way – at the 1/3 mark of the front and back, rather than at the side seam.
Modifications: I made the body slightly longer, and added one extra stitch on either side of the button band for a teeny bit more ease, one less decrease for the waist, and some short rows for the back.
There’s also a matching short-sleeved top pattern, and I’d definitely consider making that as well, though in a yarn that’s better suited to short-sleeve weather than alpaca. (And hey, there’s even a matching dress.)