A while back I posted that I was working on a navy wrap cardigan. Then I dropped off the radar, blogwise. With regards to this particular project though, that’s not such a bad thing. Dark colors are nearly impossible to photograph so I would have been boring you, dear readers, with a lot of shots of a dark knitted mass. Not so hot.
However, I am now returned from my blogging hiatus (I hope) and guess what? While I was gone, I finished that wrap:
Apologies for the weird angle and grotty mirror, I will rig up a good self-timer set up again soon, promise!
This cardi is definitely one of those projects that turned out just as well as anything I was envisioning in my head during the design and early knitting phases. It fits like a dream: nice and form fitting without being too tight, and the fit is really perfect pretty much everywhere. If I were making it again (and I plan to), I would not change a thing. This is also definitely an example of how if you pick the right yarn and take the time to figure out the perfect gauge for what you want in a finished sweater, the hardest work is pretty much done for you. As far as knitting skills required go, this cardigan was very simple, even mindless to knit. But the merino/angora blend and the slightly loose gauge combined to create a soft fabric with just the perfect amount of drape. It also goes through the delicate cycle of my washing machine with no ill effects. I took a lot of notes and am thinking I may be making another in a lighter color as soon as I can identify some appropriate yarn.
Details, such as they are:
Pattern: My own, general style is top-down raglan
Size: Technically designed to have a 32″ finished bust, fits my roughly 36″ bust perfectly
Yarn: Colourmart UK 4/16NM DK weight 75% merino/25% angora, 660 yards/150g, in a navy color
Needles: US 5 for everything except the ties, which were on a US 1.