Finally, a handknit cardigan to suit my natural grace:
I’m so bad at having my picture taken… I keep talking while posing.
Turns out I’m not a very gracious talker. (What word requires me to stick out my tongue??)
Anyway. Cardi done! 450 grams of sportsweight Lana Grossa Cool Wool, knitted on 2,75 mm needles (3 for the sleeves). 14420 meters. The blocking evened out the stitches nicely. I wonder how the collar will keep, it’s meant to roll a bit.
When I knitted the collar I decreased in the neck and at the corners with the shoulders, so it would sit a bit more snug in the back of my neck:
At the upper half of the collar I did some shortrows so I have a bit more collar around my neck than I have at the midfronts:
The pattern starts with the shoulders and then stitches are picked up to knit the cardigan top down. The ends and beginnings of that picking up is not very beautiful:
Cardigan-wise I’m not entirely happy with the back. It could have had more shaping and thusly flattering the small of my back:
Critiques the woman on felted flipflops and hacked off socks for leg warmers with a chopped up pullover for a cowl, standing outside of her outrageously red front door in an otherwise respectable street.
Yeah. A more flattering back shaping would have certainly brought more glamour to my life.