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.
5 comments on “Birthday Cardigan Complete!”
The sweater is perfect. I especially like the collar. Beautiful work.
What a super way to celebrate your birthday! The cardigan is wonderful. As are you other projects. You find the best yarns!
Have a great day and enjoy more cake!
It looks so fabulously cozy. Great make!
The best birthday present ever—a finished project. Looks fabulous. My birthday is in November. Same color is fine. 41 chest.
Happy 25 ++.