Such a cozy sweater! You all know my love for Elena Nodel (FB page) - her patterns AND her yarn! Though the yarn isn't hers this time around, the Spun Sugar cardigan design IS.
I had gauge with the size 5 needles I used...but partway through the raglan cabling, I started worrying it would NOT be big enough....always sad when one is doing cables. It turned out, however, that I was fine. True top-down knitting moment to zone in on: getting through that sleeve separation to test the fit!
|Poor girl and her uber-chapped lips|
|My sadness here: The cable doesn't really come out far enough to be seen....|
The pattern was written well, and I had no confusion at any point. I did make a point to NOT be lazy and actually knit the pockets - I think, also, that I maybe knit one pocket on size 3 needles and one on size 5 :O :O We'll pretend that didn't happen!
Also, the yarn! I was awesome and used deep stash - a yarn I hadn't originally intended for this pattern, but it worked out that I had enough! I used Blissful Knits (FB page) on the Ambrosia MCN base in the Emerald colorway (link to my project page). I feel the photos don't truly do the sweater justice, as it really is pretty, and she has had many compliments on it already :)
It is the only cardigan Camden has that isn't too small, so, we'll have to MAKE it work! Next up is a ballet sweater...knit out of Colour Adventures yarn, aha! I often can't seem to stay away from Elena's products for too long.
Life in central Oregon......
|Smiles for Camden and Aunt Jeannette|
|Sneaking in car knitting that probably contributed to continued back pinching|
|When I wanted him to pose with his sister....|
|The grand pose....|
|Awww!!! So glad we saw good friends!|