Tuesday, October 18, 2016

georgetown cardigan

Usually I find my next knitting project by browsing patterns online until something catches my eye. Not this time! This time I knew exactly what I wanted: a shawl-collared, long-sleeved cardigan knit in a slightly variegated gray yarn. I finally settled on the Georgetown Cardigan pattern knit with madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in the colorway Great Grey Owl. Tosh Vintage is so squishy and wonderful, but luxury yarn comes with a luxury price tag. Fortunately I had some money from my birthday (thanks, Gramma and Grampa!) and justified the big purchase knowing how much use I will get from this sweater!

This project took exactly 6 weeks. The only thing I changed about the pattern was knitting the sleeves in-the-round instead of seaming them and adding a folded cuff at the wrists. I haven't worn it yet for the following 3 reasons:
  1. It's been kinda hot until recently.
  2. I'm trying to protect it from spit-up or other baby slime as long as possible. I know it won't be forever. Sigh.
  3. A large part of my enjoyment of new clothes comes from looking at them before I wear them! Sometimes I hang them at the front of my closet for a couple weeks. This sweater has been sitting folded on top of our dresser since I finished it.

Soon it will be in heavy rotation in my wardrobe. I look forward to snuggling up in my cozy cardigan this winter!

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