Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Vale Cardigan Sweater Update 4: Final Reveal & Last Thoughts
I finished my Vale Cardigan for the Very Shannon Summer Sweater Knit-a-long (#sskal15) with a few weeks to spare (hurrah!) Though it's taken me a bit of time to get used to how this sweater looks on me, I do like it very much.
The cabling on this sweater is what I first fell in love with, and it is truly beautiful. I particularly love how the cable design falls on the sleeves. And the moss stitch creates a sturdy fabric that should be quite warm this winter.
I've posted my notes on my mods, knitting the back and front pieces, and the sleeves already, so I only have a few more comments:
1. It took me a while to get used to the draping front pieces on this cardigan. I think it might be a bit too much on me and makes my hips and chest wider. I wonder if deleting 10 to 15 stitches from each of the front pieces would make the front not hang as much. I know this would also make the lapels narrower. It's an interesting idea for modification, but I have no plans to re-knit this sweater.
2. I do love my choice to knit this cardigan in Berroco Vintage. I've knit with Vintage before and it seemed a slight bit scratchy. However, this batch/color is rather snuggly and doesn't seem to have that itch quotient. And I really love this Dungaree color. It's the perfect medium blue to go with so many things in my closet.
And it's a good thing I like the color - I have about 550 yards left after knitting my Vale Cardigan. I'm thinking about knitting the Standing Stones Cowl by Andee Fagan with the remainder.
I been thinking about knitting a poncho and I love how this design can be worn as a cowl or poncho.
Looking forward to cooler temperatures and wearing my new Vale Cardigan :)