I originally designed this to be a pullover, but after some consultation with Allyson, one of the editors, we decided that a cardigan would be better... and I'm so glad we did. As a pullover it might have been a bit weird. As a cardigan, I want to wear it everyday. I think that's why there's been a lot of love for this design- it's super wearable, especially in a neutral color like this. I've heard a lot of knitters say they're thinking of making one in gray- an excellent idea, and one I might have to steal someday when I have some of that elusive non-design knitting time.
This is actually a pretty straightforward knit. Unlike lots and lots of my other designs. The stitch pattern is easy enough for tv knitting, but interesting enough that it's not boring. The sleeves are knitted from stitches picked up around the armholes, so the only seams are the shoulder joins, and that's done with a three-needle bind off so I don't even think it counts. The shawl collar is excellently deep and cozy due to the short-row shaping. Which is not scary at all.
Want to use the same yarn I used in the sample? You can get a kit here in the Happy Go Lucky Yarn Etsy shop, and it's even on sale! I can personally vouch that this yarn is deliciously soft and squooshy.
Want to win a copy of the pattern? (Or, if you already have the book, I'll sub a copy of any of my self-published patterns, which can be seen here.) Just leave a comment for a chance to win! I'll randomly pick a winner on September 7th!
Here's a blog tour schedule so you can check out the rest of the posts. I already posted this once but my blog, my rules, so here it is again. Happy knitting!
Blog Tour Schedule:
Aug 17: Launch: MidwesternKnits.com
Aug 18: Carina Spencer
Aug 19: YarnTalk Show
Aug 20: Knits in Class
Aug 21: @FrenchPressKnits on Instagram
Aug 24: Handmade By Stefanie
Aug 25: Laura Ricketts
: @ChooseBatman on Instagram
: Cosmos and Cashmere- that's me!
: @juriface on Instagram