I'm so happy - my first cardigan of 2017 is finished!
Agatha, by Andi Satterland. It was knit as part of her Selfish Sweater KAL and this is the second year I've participated.
Last year, I made Mary Mead. And while I'm pleased with Mary, I'm much happier with Agatha as she fits better. (I learned a thing or two from that first KAL).
I love Andi's designs. Their retro style is the perfect compliment to my dress collection, and my curvy figure. I only wish she'd design more in lighter yarns. Most of her designs are in Worsted/Aran, and I generally prefer sport to fingering knits. But... I love the designs so much, it's worth knitting the odd heavier sweater. They do knit up nice and fast. This one was cast on December 26, and cast off January 19. And that wasn't steady knitting.
While I thought I'd knit 3/4 sleeves (the pattern calls for full length with a folded cuff), mine actually blocked out to perfect wrist length. Not what I planned, but I won't complain.
For buttons, I went nice and simple
The yarn used is Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in a soft, sage green. It was nice to knit with, but I have to admit, I've gotten to used to wearing superwash and silkblend yarns. It's a nice soft yarn, but it does have a little more itch than I'm used to, but it's not unwearable.
In fact, I think this one will get a lot of wear. While we are experience slightly warmer than normal weather lately, my office is ice cold! The heavier weight should keep my nice and warm while I'm working.
I'll try to get modeled shots of this one soon, but I can't make any promises. Without a car, getting to my favourite photographer isn't as easy as it use to be!