I know a lot of you have been fawning over this picture of Hannah Fettig's lattest design, Breezy Cardigan. Well, it's available now and you know what that means...
I can finally share my sample knit with you!
The Breezy Cardigan has to be my favorite design of hers yet. The length is great for both the sleeves and body. I knit this on 3.5mm (#4) needles to get gauge and was suprised by how quickly the body came together. I think it's because of the stockinette that you can just knit away and then all of a sudden look down and have four inches complete.
The hardest part for me was the sleeves. I know I get a different gauge in the round than flat so I always change needle size but I was still having a problem getting the correct gauge. I finally got gauge but then started having trouble with ladders! I had to restart the first sleeve several times but eventually got going with magic loop. I think I knit one sleeve on the way to California in March, and the other on the return flight to Ohio. After fighting with and finishing the sleeves, the ribbing was no sweat.
Assuming that I find time to knit something else for myself this summer it's definitely going to be a second Breezy Cardigan. I have already picked out the yarn, too. I may have mentioned that I start tossing the phrase "it's my birthday!" around when it gets within a week of the actual day. So in order to celebrate last week, I bought myself a skein of Wool Candy Souffle, a 70/20/10 alpaca, silk, cashmere blend. The sheen on this is unbelievable.