I’m just about done with my Mom’s Acer Cardigan!!! One sleeve is finished and I’m starting the second sleeve this morning. I’m sharing a progress photo but do apologize for the darkness of it, it’s very early here in Phoenix and the sun isn’t up yet for an outdoor photo!
I tried the sweater on yesterday, just to see about the length and to see where I was for the sleeve since my Mom requested it to be about an 1″ above her wrist. I have to say I’m glad a knitted the small version, as it almost fits me and I wear a large! I’ve very happy with the addition of colorwork and I think my Mom will like it too.
This project has inspired me to knit more with colorwork. If this cardigan had been knitted completely in the round and then steeked, I know that it would look much nicer and that the stitches would have been more “even”. I have enough yarn left over that I’m thinking my Mom might need a matching beret, which would let me see how the pattern would look knitted in the round vs. back and forth. I’m thinking too that maybe in January I should sign up for either the The Fair Isle Vest with Mary Jane Mucklestone or the Top-Down Icelandic Sweater with Ragga Eiríksdóttir to learn a few new techniques and methods. I really love this style of knitting and after seeing my friend Simone’s new project, I really want to get better at it!
Have a wonderful day and until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!