Birthday Cardigan Complete!
Not only is the birthday cardigan complete, but it’s really nice too. Overall, it was a very successful birthday yesterday.
Woven-In Ends, Blocked and Photos Taken – Birthday Cardigan is Complete!
I always think that working with bulky yarn and a US9 (5.5 mm) needle will speed up the completion of a sweater a LOT. And yes, it does go faster than a finer-gauge sweater, but not a lot.
I ended up sewing in the second sleeve, finishing the buttonless button-band and sewing up the sleeve seams. And of course, weaving in ends.
I would probably have lengthened it by maybe a half an inch. And I would have put a little more ease in the bottom-front corners where the i-cord pulls it in a little more than I’d like. But those two things are very minor. It’s a very comfortable sweater.
The weather on my birthday yesterday was not really suitable for this sweater (sunny and 74°F – 23.3°C). So, the sweater will be stored with all my other colder-weather sweaters for a while.
I’m not sure about you, but I often get very tired of working with a yarn and a sweater design by the time it’s finished. So often, I’m glad to put it away for a while and re-enjoy it much more when I pull it out.
While I didn’t tire of this project at all, I’m sure there will be added enjoyment when I re-discover this sweater in the Autumn.
With one big project out of the way, I will focus on my two other smaller projects.
- The demo pieces for the two-handed stranded knitting workshop:
- The fine-gauge, crochet thermal stitch skullcap
The two-handed stranded knitting piece should finish up quickly (if I don’t get distracted by something new). And the fine-gauge thermal stitch skullcap is moving along slowly, but steadily.