Okay, this is not a newly knitted FO. I was wearing it to work today and it’s my favorite sweater, so why not blog about it. I knitted last spring and it is my third sweater, six months into my knitting endeavor.
Here it is with me posing a girly pose with the hair pull to the side, just so I can show you the collar that stands up beautifully.
Pattern: Puff-sleeved feminine cardigan from Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for knitting fitted sweater, top-down and seamless. Moreover, most of the recommended yarn is very affordable, for example KnitPicks Swiss DK and a bunch of Cascade yarn
Yarn: KnitPicks Swiss DK. This is for sure the right yarn. It does not have much drape, which suits the purpose of giving some structure to the sweater
Needle: I intended to use size 6 but accidentally used 4. I blocked the hell out of it and thank god it fits.
- I only had 176 stitches in my yoke (instead of 184 as suggested so that it fits my 32” bust)
- Added 2” after waist shaping to lengthen it
- replaced lace pattern in peplum with stockinette. I had seen a few posts on ravelry with stockinette peplum and I really like it that way. The length of peplum was about 4” from the piping (after waist shaping)
Love love how it fits, it just gets better. It definitely makes-me-feel-like-a-woman kind of sweater. It has the puff, the darts, the lovely details: moss stitch collar and piping, and the color is lovely. Sorry for raving so much about it.
On a slightly different subject, I am still working on the Diminishing Rib Cardi, I am working on the last ribbing. It gets a bit boring, 3 x 1 modified rib 200+ stitches/row. I can’t wait to get it done.
On a sewing end. I am welcoming spring by planning spring work wardrobe
I am thinking about this
to be paired with this skirt
I am also thinking about
Sencha from the Colette Patterns
And to spice up the conservative work wardrobe, I am also planning to sew
I am so ambitious, am I not?