The last thing I knit in 2009 was knit with the same yarn as the first thing I knit in 2009. I ran out of yarn for a cuff on this sweater but I had knit my sister a hat in the same colorway last January and used the left overs to finish this sweater.
I wanted something textured and with a big collar. This is what I ended up with. I knit this out of 4.5 skeins of Cascade 220 on 5mm needles. It hits at just the right spot to go with dresses. I’m pretty happy with it and the little gold and silver buttons I picked out.
I wrote pretty detailed notes so I might make the pattern available eventually. I’m going to have to knit a second one to fix some stuff that could be better. (Feel free to skip to the next paragraph here.) I had to sew the collar down to get it to lay well and the armpits are deeper than necessary. What is the point of a seamless sweater if you have to sew the collar down? I probably should add more short rows to the collar, a purl stitch down the inside of the collar so that it folds better, and move the decreases and increases farther from the fold line.
I named the cardigan Veronica because I had to knit the yoke twice and each time I knit it, I watched a season of Veronica Mars.