Monday, September 28, 2015

FO: April Come She May

Finally!
Mom and I were able to take some time this weekend to get some finished pics of April. 
We  popped over to the little creek by her house, which was almost completely dry.. we've had barely any rain in the last two months. I'm actually standing in the middle of where the creek normally is.
But back to the cardigan. This is definitely, my most favorite cardigan ever. While the pattern could have been written better, the result (if you can muddle your way through it) is a sweet little cropped cardi that your can wear with just about anything.
It fingering weight, so it's nice and light. I knit it in our Twisted Top Cat, so that touch of cashmere makes it extra warm, and extra soft.
As you can see, it's the perfect length to wear with a sun dress, though being that's is constructed top down, adding length (if you want it) is easy. Same with the sleeves. They could easily be knit to any length.. in fact, I didn't think I'd have enough for 3/4 so was planning on half. But in the end, this only took about 900 yards worth of yarn. Just over two skeins.
The only modification I made, was to upsize it. The pattern only goes up to 41", so I added 6 stitches to each front, hoping to get a 44" bust...
I didn't quite succeed... I can't button it all the way without the button band pulling and puckering.. but it's look quite nice unbuttoned, or only part buttoned. You'll also notice that those aren't the rhinestone buttons I ordered. In fact, they aren't even the back up buttons I was planning to use. The ones I ordered ended up being too big. And the back up ones, too heavy. But I had these nice little metal floral ones in the stash... and while it's not what I planned, they did the trick.
It's already gotten lots of wear, and I see plenty more in it's future.

8 comments:

Nancy Kay said...

April is the perfect sweater. It's gorgeous on you, and I can tell it would go great with so many sundresses and other outfits as well. The color is very pretty on you; well done! I think the buttons that finally made it to the finish line work beautifully.

Chrisknits b said...

Adorable!!! Love the color, and I am not a pink girl.

kathy b said...

So pretty. Oh the sweater too

Dee said...

I love those lacy sleeves. Your cardi turned out beautiful!

Rachelle said...

I think it looks fantastic, the colour is perfect on you and it suits the dress perfectly too.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

So pretty! And perfect with your sundress ... I think you've got a bunch of those, right?!

Araignee said...

That is a sweet little top!

elns said...

"This is definitely, my most favorite cardigan ever." Those are serious words for a serious knitter like you! I think it looks lovely on you I'm so glad you shared the wearable shots! And in natural light, you fancy! Nice pairing with that dress by the way! Sorry for the exclamation points but I'm very impressed. I wonder if you love it enough, despite the meh pattern writing of knitting another.