I finally get the chance to make my big FO post and I’m at a loss for words.
I love this sweater.
Pattern: Katharine Hepburn Cardigan by Kathy Zimmerman, from Lace Style
Yarn: Knit One, Crochet Too Angora Soft (discontinued) in sage green, 8.5 skeins
Needles: US4/3.5mm and US6/4mm Knitpicks Options
Duration: 20th July to 6th August (17 days)
Notes: Any changes I made this time around were fairly minor; some gauge fussing mostly, and short-rowing both the sleeve cap and the shoulder shaping to make for easier seaming. There are a few things I wish I had changed, though, and if I make the full size version at some point I probably will make these modifications. First, there is absolutely no waist shaping in the cardigan, which I thought I could get away with since I was knitting the short version. Considering the 8″ difference between my ribcage and bust measurements, I probably should’ve cast on fewer stitches and increased up to my size. I might weave some elastic into the ribbing to get it to pull in a bit more, on this version.
The only other major change I’d make would probably be to reorganize the pattern on the back, a bit; the way it is written, the five stitch motif that appears on the rest of the sweater is surrounded by an extra four stitches on each side. I’m not really into the way this breaks up the flow of the pattern, and I would move those extra stitches to the far sides of the back.
Rav page is here.