It’s dry. It’s finished. I don’t love it but I like it. Now that I see the photos, I’m liking it a little more – it’s quite cute.
I wanted this to be a good pregnancy sweater for Spring and I think that is exactly what I got – so in that regard, I am relieved! You can see my bump (which is actually starting to grow finally) and I think as I get bigger, I will be happy for a sweater that buttons at the top but has flattering lines down the sides.
I have quite a few scarves I love with this blue – which is good since I wear a scarf everyday. I knit a size M (38”) but it is actually a 35” (so I ended up with an inch of negative ease). I was hoping for a slightly bigger, comfy cardigan but I think I knit this quite tight without meaning to. Lessons for next time! I lengthened it by 3” as well – I would even lengthen it a bit more. Say, 4.5” next time?
As I mentioned prior, I made my own fabric-covered buttons, which turned out really well. I love them with this cardigan. I backed them with little 1/4” clear buttons to give them more structure to hang – they were causing the sweater to pull down in the front.
The one thing I love about this cardigan and I would do again is the doubled collar. Very comfy and gives it the needed structure around the neck.
Added 3” length to body prior to picking up the ribbing band,
Knit it in St st instead of Reverse St st,
Added one Purl row prior to starting the cuff ribbing, and
5 buttons instead of 4.
I hope this sees a lot of wear – I will let you know :)