Last time I shared with you my experience of setting in my first pair of sleeves. This time I want to share with you Vintage. It’s finished and I am really happy with the cardigan. There are a few things I would change if I were to be starting over. In truth, though, I am content and know this will get worn a huge amount.
The yarn is what makes this cardigan special. Berroco Vintage DK is a new yarn that is 50% acrylic, 40% wool and 10% nylon. Generally, I stay away from acrylic yarns but I have to admit the weight, price point and colours are what caused me to take a change and buy/try the new yarn. I must say, the yardage alone made me look twice. This sweater only took 3 hanks of the Oats colourway and about 0.5 hanks of the Sour Cherry. Amazing. That made it a $30 cardigan – I can’t argue with that! I knit the cardigan up on 4.00mm needles and love the drape of the finished object.
To decide how many stitches to cast on, I laid out my favourite cardigan (bought at Jacob last Christmas in a Large for lots of room and length) and measured it. Casting on enough stitches for the 40” busted cardigan, I just knit and knit and knit … until I was so bored I decided that was enough and divided for the fronts and back.
The buttons are from my button stash and the garter button band matches the original sweater from Jacob.
I have been toying with writing this up and if I do, I will work on that this summer while camping – I will keep you posted. I have 5 sweaters on the go at the moment … 6 if you count the secret sweater. Two of them only need sleeves so I am going to work on them this week and hopefully finish at least one before the end of the month … I hope. Wish me luck!