Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12 sweaters in 2018: sweater #3


This week I finished my third sweater of 2018, my Carbeth cardigan. It needs a good blocking to smooth the button bands before I take some photos modeling it, but suffice to say I haven't really taken it off since I finished weaving in ends and sewed on buttons!


This pattern is knit with bulky yarn using LARGE needles (size 10.5). So this sweater should have been finished sooner--but I added length to the body and subsequently ran out of yarn. And then ran out of yarn again. So I'm calling this one my "big purple yarn eater." But the wait was definitely worth it. The best part of this pattern are the details. I'd never knit an i-cord edging on a ribbed button band before, but wow what a difference it makes. But my favorite detail is the collar. It's what makes this sweater super cozy and comforting--ribbing folded over on itself. It wraps your neck in a cozy hug. What drew me to the pattern were these structural details--the distinctive collar and decrease lines on the front and back of the sweater. I'm positive I'll be making this sweater again ... probably soon since I have another sweater quantity of Malabrigo Mecha sitting in my stash!


Pattern: Carbeth Cardigan (link to my Ravelry project page)
Needles: Size 10.5 Addi Turbo's
Yarn: Malabrigo Mecha (colorway: dewberry), used 7.64 skeins (764 grams)
Mods: Added four inches in length to the body below the underarms (knit for 12" instead of the 8" pattern called for).
Verdict: PURE LOVE!

2 comments:

  1. So pretty! I was not bowled over by the pattern, but a friend has made two and they are just lovely...yours is also gorgeous...

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  2. That is some going - 3 sweaters this year!

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