But for now, I've moved on to something I really love: The Vale Cardigan by Norah Gaughan from Knitty.com. (Be sure to check Ravelry for some changes to the yarn amounts for this pattern.)
|Vale Cardigan by Norah Gaughan from Knitty.com|
Quite possibly the most beautiful sweater design there ever was - just gorgeous. And the best part? Because this sweater is a shorter length, I don't have to start out with one size for my hips and decrease down to a smaller size for my shoulders! This rarely happens - Hurray!
I'm so excited about this project, and I'm still knitting it as part of Very Shannon's KAL. I'm using Berroco Vintage in dungaree for my sweater. I think it will be a nice neutral color that I'll e able to wear a lot and with everything.
|Berroco Vintage in Dungaree|
Now I know I said I wouldn't need to do any modifications to the pattern, but I am thinking about making two changes:
1. I'm thinking of making the sleeves full length by adding an additional cable repeat. I think long sleeves will be more practical on this worsted weight cardigan.
2. I'm also considering adding a row of two or three buttons with buttonholes to the upper edge of the lapels of this sweater. I think it would be a nice design element, and you know I like buttons :) I also think I'd like the ability to button the top of this sweater in some situations.
I won't get this sweater done in time for the end of the KAL (which ends in a couple of days). I'm going to take my time with this project and make the right modifications to create a sweater I'll really love. Stay tuned for updates along the way!