Saturday, October 18, 2014
Christmas of 2013 brought me a nice gift card to my favorite yarn store from my son. I have always wanted to do a cardigan and found this pattern at "A Stitch in Time" in Bethel, CT. The pattern name is "City Cardigan," calling for a wool yarn. However, I chose "DungarEASE" from Knit One, Crochet Two. The cotton/acrylic blend worked up nicely. The knit one through back loop/purl one through back look gave the ribbing a nice defined look.
If I were to do this project again, I would add more length to the waist and possibly add another buttonhole. I'm a short girl with a short waist. The extra length would give an illusion of a taller me. The buttonholes were easy to make, but ended up being too big for the buttons called for in the pattern.
I found these lovely buttons at Joanne's for only $2.50 for two. There were inexpensive, but found out that inexpensive buttons are not always better. While sewing on the buttons, the brown border came off the first button. To improvise, I pulled off the border of each button and nobody was the wiser. While I love the buttons I chose, I would definitely would get bigger ones. I feel the smaller ones get lost.
Even with all these little speed bumps, I totally rocked the City Cardigan at the 2014 New York State Sheep & Wool Festival at Rhinebeck, NY. I received many compliments from friends and people passing by. A certain win.
Posted by Debbie at 8:32 PM