Thursday, 20 September 2012
FO: French Chestnut
Pattern: French Braid Cardigan
Yarn: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in ' Chestnut'
Needles: 4.5 mm (US 7) circulars
Notes: I finished it by the end of the paralympic games!! This was my modified deadline after I was totally left in the dust on the Ravellenic Games- In the past I've always been able to finish a sweater in that time, but now that I have a baby, I need to modify my expectations (read: smaller knits, or longer timelines). But hey- it's my first sweater since Lila was born:
This sweater is awesome. I love the angle of the cable on the front panels, it gives the illusion of really flattering waist shaping. It was a really straightforward knit, too- once it was set up, I hardly needed to look at the pattern, as the cable detail is easy to memorize. The beginning is quite interesting- it begins with the back of the neck on the collar, and begins in a way similar to the 'tab' method of casting on for a shawl. It means that there is very little finishing once you're done your knitting- just weave in whatever ends you have, block, and go!
I'm really happy with my colour choice. I feel like I'm going to get a lot of wear out of this, especially since fall showed up with a vengenace this week- so much for a slow taper into cooler weather!