Here it is, two weeks late. I finished my Marion only a day after the KAL officially ended, but since I had already missed the deadline, I took my time weaving in ends and attaching buttons. I usually put my KAL projects in the fun-knitting category because they’re a lower priority than projects for new patterns, and this project sadly got pushed aside a few too many times. But it’s done now, and I love it!
I used Sincere Sheep Shepherdess yarn in the color Cumulus, and it’s wonderfully soft and bouncy. I knit the sweater without any mods, and I didn’t even bother alternating my skeins. I was a little worried about the last skein I used for the second sleeve because it was a bit lighter than the one I used for the first sleeve, but I don’t think you can see the difference unless you fold the sweater so that the sleeves touch.
The buttons are ones that I’ve been hoping to use for a long time. They’re vintage Chzech glass buttons that I bought at Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop in Port Townsend on my knitting group’s annual retreat last spring. They’re beautiful, and they’ve been waiting around for a cardigan with five button holes of the right size. They were too small for the other cardigans I’ve knit this year, or there were too few buttons, but my Marion was a perfect match!