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.