I’m so happy to finally have this cardigan done! It took me over a year, but here it is! The sweater is super cozy and a delight to wear. I just need to add buttons and take proper pattern photos before I can add it into my wardrobe.
After watching a bunch of Call the Midwife, I got it into my head that I needed a burgundy, v-neck cardigan in my wardrobe. I can’t remember when I bought the yarn, but I picked out this beautiful Ultra Alpaca Light, and I started playing with swatches in October 2013. I knit the body in November and December of that year in between other work projects, but I realized that I wouldn’t get this sweater done before spring showed up, so I put it away and moved on to other projects.
When the weather started cooling down last fall, I knew it was time to get back to work on this project, so I dug it back out and managed to finish it. I was hoping to get it done before 2014 ended, and I got so close! I was working on the button band at my New Year’s Eve party, but I ended up setting it aside and working on a more simple project before I finished it. After that, I took my time finishing the band and weaving in the ends and waited for a dry day to block it. But it’s my first sweater of 2015 and a great start for the year!
The pattern is still in the editing stages and needs to be test knit, but it should be out sometime next month!