Monday, December 31, 2007
Tangled Yoke Cardigan
Completed: December 2007
Pattern: Tangled Yoke Cardigan Interweave Knits, Fall 2007
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool #419 (65% wool 35% silk), 6 skeins
Notes: I really enjoyed knitting this pattern, especially the cable. As I mentioned previously, I did add on a bit of length to both the body and the sleeves, and I'm glad I did. One thing I should mention about this cardigan is that you have to really pay attention when you are blocking it. The first time I blocked it, I had the neck splayed too wide, so when I wore it--disaster! It hung miserably on my body and I was so disappointed in the fit that the cardigan languished in my project basket for nearly 2 months. I was going to take a picture to show you, but then a light bulb turned on and I figured I'd better try blocking it again. This time, I did it right, and now I'm so pleased with this cardigan...
except for the gaping buttons. If you have suggestions to help remedy this one or to help prevent this in the future, please let me know! In the meantime, I'm wearing it unbuttoned or partially buttoned and still love it.