I finished knitting a cardigan and I couldn’t be more pleased with it.
It’s “Coraline” by Ysolda. The sweater has so many lovely details that make it a high quality hand knit.
I love the provisional cast-on, leading to a double hem, the three slipped stitches on the edge, rolling into an i-cord bind-off, the kitchener stitch finishing, and of course the interesting smocked yoke.
This is my second big piece knit with small gauge yarn (DK Swish from Knitpicks). I started in January, with many long breaks to work on other projects. I learned many new techniques that I can work into other sweater patterns. But right now I want to make another Coraline! Maybe I can do some of the body work on Mom’s knitting machine. It can get tiresome.
(Note to self: you should only buy fig newton-proof yarns for the next four years.)
(Put down the alpaca.)
(Note to Jack: I hope you get some clothes for your birthday. You’re growing like a bean; that’s supposed to be a long sleeved shirt with long pants!)