Seaweed Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. Berroco Weekend yarn in colorway 5935 on US 6 needles. Ravelry link.
I am VERY pleased with this spring cardigan that I made with my very own hands! I started it last spring but set it aside at the end of last summer, knowing that I wouldn’t be able to wear it until spring, and I figured why bother finishing something in the fall that can’t be used for months. I finished it about two weeks ago and then spent a week trying to figure out what to do to give it some sort of gathering at the waist. The pattern calls for the two front panels to hang open (and the photo accompanying the pattern shows the model wearing a tiny belt over the sweater, which I knew I wouldn’t do). I knew that I would get annoyed at the open panels, plus I know that I look better with some sort of definition at the waist. So, I added a button with a simple ribbon looping around it. That looked a bit lopsided so I added the second button for show. The photo makes it look like the second button is smaller and higher, but it’s not.
Looking at this photo, I realize I could stand to do another blocking!
The pattern was actually quite simple to knit up; it just took me a fair amount of time as I’m not the world’s fastest knitter. I also had to knit the second front panel twice since, after taking several months off, I managed to use the wrong needle size and didn’t notice that until it was time to put everything together. Doh!
I wore this out the other night for dinner and yesterday to work, and I’m sure I’ll get a lot of use out of it. Come warmer months I think I can get away with a simple tank or camisole underneath. I also think it can be dressed up or down. It should be a versatile addition to my wardrobe.