I finished knitting this guy before I finished the hat I made for my sister, but I didn’t get the buttons sewn on until a week later. I’ve been calling it Agatha (after Agatha Christie of course) on Ravelry, so lets go with that as its name from now on instead of “that other one”.

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I actually sketched this and bought yarn for it last January or December. I was going to knit it before Miette #1, but there was a weird warm spell in WA around that time and I wanted to knit something more summery. That probably was a good thing because I don’t think I quite had the skills at the time to make the cardigan turn out as well as it did.

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I had a sort of weird idea behind the sweater. I really like the look of aran sweaters, but I don’t wear pull overs that often and just the idea of wearing worsted weight cables makes me sweat. I wanted to make a cardigan that had the texture and panels of a cabled sweater but using lace. I’m not sure if the concept behind the sweater comes through, but I like how it came out so it doesn’t matter much. In case you were wondering, the length has nothing to do with the cabled thing. I just prefer cropped sweaters with my dresses.

The buttons are vintage from Etsy from an awesome seller that has retired. I originally bought them to go on Miette #2, but I changed my mind when I saw how perfect they looked with this yarn. (I know you can’t really see them in the pictures. I was in a rush when I took the photos and didn’t take a big variety of shots. I was on my way to see True Grit for the second time.) I used barely 5 skeins of Cascade 220 on 4.5 mm needles. I picked the colorway out because it matches a pair of shoes that I like. I wandered around my LYS carrying the shoes until I found yarn that matched.

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