Way back in my past life, a couple of weeks before Daniel was born, I was starting to get antsy waiting for him and decided to cast on for a sweater I had reallyreally wanted in order to take my mind off of things. I thought at first there was no way I could finish before he made his appearance, but once my maternity leave started and I still had no baby, all that sitting and waiting made me a very productive knitter. The sweater in question was something I thought would be great for this summer, and it has been. Indeed, though these photos were taken a few weeks ago, this is the outfit I'm wearing this fine summer day, in the middle of July*. But with long sleeves underneath.
Pattern: Hooray Cardigan, by Veera Välimäki
Yarn: Tess' Designer Yarns Superwash Merino, almost exactly 2 hanks (about 1100 yards)
Needles: US 6 circs
Start to Finish: March 11-20, 2011
Mods: I think I may have added a couple of extra buttonholes.
I lovelovelovelovelove this sweater. I adore the way the cables pop in the grey merino. I'm thrilled with the way the pink buttons worked out (they're handmade stamped leather from my pilgrimage to Buenos Aires' yarn district). And the way the variegated yarn looks in reverse Stockinette also makes my heart sing (dramatic, yes, but true). The shape I find quite flattering and there are some neat little elements in this design, like the rolled edges on the ribbed borders. Great pattern, great yarn, a very wearable piece -- Hooray! (Sorry.)
*Meanwhile, some of us were able to go fully topless a few days ago and a mere two hours away.
Keri, he LOVES your burp cloths!