Yet another test knit, this time a neck warmer design by Maja Jokanovic.
Pattern: Terra Neck-Warmer Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, River Rock Needles: US 7 / 4.5 mm
It was fast and fun, and came together fabulously with some very cheap yet gorgeous buttons. Positioning and sewing buttons is not one of my favourite tasks in the world, but with a garter stitch button band, it was easy. Just count 6 ridges between rows and you’re in the right spot.
Maja was great to work with! I’m very new at testing patterns for knitwear designers, and she made it an easy and pleasant experience.
Although this design is called “Favourite Cardigan”, and it’s not technically my fav, I’m quite pleased with how this little number turned out.
I adore top down raglan sleeve knits!
I didn’t end up with the intended 3/4 length sleeves, even though I followed the pattern. I had a brain freeze and forgot to even check and see if I liked the length before I did the ribbing and bind off. Even so, I wasn’t displeased enough to change that!
I found some very cheap but very appropriate buttons at the local fabric store, and reinforced the buttonhole band with ribbon.
Pattern: Favourite Cardigan, out of “Custom Knits” by Wendy Bernard Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers, colour #2429 Needles: US 8 / 5.0 mm Modifications: Made it full length as opposed to being cropped Were I to make it again: The design is supposed to end up off the shoulders, but in no way does this happen if the pattern is followed as written. Next time I would cast on more stitches and start the body sooner.