OK, call me fickle…I just finished my favorite sweater! I say that because lately every sweater I knit is my favorite. I first saw this sweater in one of the Summer knitting magazines. It’s a free download from Cascade, pattern W147, Basket & Garter Stitch Cardigan. I used the Sierra yarn that the sweater was designed for…and it is so comfortable.
I usually find garter stitch somewhat boring. However, in knitting this project, it was really nice to do as I was able to knit it with my eyes closed behind ice packs. (I had a little corrective lid surgery & had to ice for a couple of days.) Because this pattern is done seamless doing the fronts & back with no shaping, I was able to just keep knitting without even checking my work.
If you are thinking of making this sweater, I would suggest you consider making some adjustments to the pattern. It does not have individual size lengths for the body or sleeves. I shortened both for myself by about 2 inches to adjust for my being 5 feet tall. So, study the pattern measurements closely before getting started & while you’re knitting. The sweater has a slight drop shoulder, so while knitting the sleeve, keep in mind that it will be somewhat shorter than a normal set in sleeve.
I just want to add a side note about having another successful class on the BC Ruffle Wrap on Sunday, May 15th. These ladies had such a good time learning the short row technique & seeing their wraps develop! I’m anxious to have them stop by the shop and show off their creations.