This sweater! I am simply in love with it. It turned out so gorgeous and it is in my fave color. I can’t wait for Fall to get here so, I can really get to wear it. This pattern was really concise and written out very well. The cable portion was given written instructions and a chart. So, that was nice. Also, I really like the fit of the pullover. It is cropped which, means it won’t take long. Also, it looks so gorge with dresses and skirts. This sweater will definitely be getting a lot of wear. And I already have the yarn to make another in orange.
I used Knit Picks Brava Worsted for this sweater because I wanted a yarn that would be washable and durable. This yarn is acrylic so, I steam blocked it and it turned out very neat and precise. This is a fast knit garment but, it took me a little longer because I was doing the pattern testing for Andi’s A to Z cardigan. As you can see, I really like Andi’s patterns and I plan on making her Marion or Agatha sweater next. I have the yarn and my fingers are itching to start.
Yarn – Knit Picks Brava Worsted
Level – Intermediate
Needles – 8 (5.0 mm)
Size – Small
Color – Rouge
So, as you know I have been working on this cardigan for Andi of Untangling Knots for some pattern testing. I really enjoyed making this and I would actually like to create another in the future for my alma mater in the colors of Old Gold and Crimson. Simply put, I love it!!
This pattern was started on July 2nd and I finished the pattern portion on this past Sunday, July 21st. I let it block and then I finally added the buttons last night. This pattern was very fun and concise and it introduced me to some new techniques that I had never tried. Techniques such as seamless pockets, intarsia, duplicate stitch and three-needle bind off. It’s amazing how easy these techniques were and I’m happy that I was able to try it out.
So, why did I choose this green with navy trim. Simply put, I saw an advertisement of Solange with a bright green and navy cardigan and I loved the colors together. I saved the image in my phone for future reference and when this pattern came along I knew it would be perfect in those colors.
My most favorite part about the cardigan is the initial. It’s such a simple touch but, it is such a delight to see it on the cardigan. Also, it really personalizes it.
Needle – Size 8 (5.0 mm)
Yarn – Cascade 220 Superwash (in Green and Navy)
Level – Intermediate
Size – 34 bust/Small
I’ve mentioned before how much I adore the blog Untangling Knots, which is run by Andi. Well, after I finished pattern testing her Elsa Jacket, I decided to start making her pullover Chuck (I’m getting an early start on my Fall/Winter sweaters). I have been literally admiring Chuck since the day it came out but, I put off starting it because I was working on my Shapely Cardigan. But, you know that project has been moving super slow for me. I have no excitement for it any longer and I am just ready to get it off the needles so, I can stop looking at it. But, I digress…
So, Chuck has been so much fun to work up! I have such major love for cables so, I knew this would be a great pattern to do. Andi really has the best instructions for her patterns. They are clear and concise. I am on the last few rows of the body and then, I just have to do the sleeves and neckline.
I plan on making two versions of this pullover. One in pink and one in orange. I chose to do pink first because even though that is my favorite color, I have never made a wearable in that color.
Chuck is a great pattern for those who love vintage styled designs. It has great waist shaping and it is cropped so, it is the perfect length for those vintage-inspired dresses/skirts. It also looks great layered over a longer shirt with jeans as I have seen other Ravelers wearing it.
I’m am trying to finish Chuck during my vacation, which starts tomorrow (Yay!!!) because I will be doing some more pattern testing for Andi. I am also super-excited about that project and will keep you all up to date on how it goes. I will be making a trip to the Yarnhouse Studio on Monday when I return to get the materials for that project.