Sunday, May 09, 2010

Katarina Cardigan

This sweet little cardigan is finally, finally finished. I'm pleased as punch!


Basic details: based on the Katarina Cardigan by Cocoknits. Knit on size 6 needles in my Spring 2009 share of wool/mohair yarn from Juniper Moon Farm. I modified the heck out of this garment -- gauge, sizing, armscye depth, sleeve cap shaping, waist shaping, border stitch, collar depth -- but I think it was worth it to get the fit that I wanted.




That said, it was quite a saga, with much gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair along the way! Let me remind you ...

On a lark, I cast on in February. I finished the main body by early March, but the edging was not to my liking and I had to cut it off and re-knit. I finished the collar by mid-March, but I didn't like how it flared and had to re-knit it as well. I slogged through the sleeves by late March. And then it took me a month to knit the sleeves caps nearly a dozen times until they were right.


But I'm happy in the end. And I don't even care that it's finished in time for 96 degree weather .... I'll pack it away in lavender for the summer and look forward to wearing it come autumn.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous! I don't know if I could have hung in there for all those reknits. Congratulations!

Julie said...

It's beautiful!! looks so wonderfully soft and cozy. great job!!

Turtle said...

as always, wonderful! looks great on you!

lexa said...

I think it looks perfect! Well done! :)

Kathy said...

It is so sweet and looks great on you. I am so jealous that you can wear the beautiful wools.

gay said...

this is gorgeous on you, now i want to make one!

Rachel said...

I can see why you are pleased...and so glad that in the end, you are happy with the result! It looks perfect on you!