I’ve been wearing around my Oblique Cardigan a lot lately and it occurred to me that it’s gotten about a years worth of wear by now. I thought it would be fun to do a little update on how my sweater has been doing.
It still has no buttons. I never found the right buttons for it and by now I’ve sort of given up on that quest. I hold it shut like this when it is really cold out but for the most part I just let it hang open.
Like this! I didn’t think I’d have much to wear with it when I quit wearing trousers as much, but I’ve been wearing it a lot with short dresses and skirts. It’s very cozy.
My brain keeps telling me that the sweater has grown a bit longer, only an inch or so, in the past year, but I think it is either just in my head or hanging slightly differently because I’ve lost a bit of weight.
I knit this using Berroco Ultra Alpaca. Yarn is one of those things that you can’t properly judge until you’ve knit something from it and worn it a lot. The yarn kept its vibrant color quite well. It did pill, unfortunately. I tried to get a photo to show you, but I’m not sure if it’s easy to see in the above photo. It doesn’t bug me too much because the sweater is quite casual and it doesn’t detract from the overall look. I thought the pilling would be the worst in the armpits and seat where it gets rubbed the most, but it is actually the worst on the lacey stitch patterns. The moss stitch doesn’t get as large of fluff balls. Despite the pilling, I would definitely knit with this yarn again. It is so warm and soft that I can live with the pilling as long as I pick a project that looks okay with pilling. I wouldn’t make something sleek and sophisticated out of this yarn, but I want to make a slouchy, bumming around, old man cardigan out of it in the future.
Have you ever done a post on how one of your older FOs is doing? I’m going to try to get in the habit of doing it after a year or something like that so I can keep track of how the yarns I use wear.
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