Pattern: Dollar and a Half Cardigan by Veronique Avery, IW knits Spring 07
Yarn: Brown Sheep Co. Cotton Fleece in New Age Teal, about 5 skeins
Mods: None except the yarn.
Notes: I have many mixed emotions about this cardigan. I love the longer length of the body, and I love the asymmetrical fronts. The puffiness of the stitch pattern mostly blocked out, and I think if I actually tried I could get it totally flat. The seaming was a giant pain, and the sizing is off. The picture above? That’s with the sleeves cuffed. See below for what it actually looks like. I’m not entirely certain what to do here. The body fits perfectly, but the sleeves seem to have come from another sweater entirely. It isn’t just the length – the entire sleeve is rather large. I’m not sure that I’m willing to rip out the sleeves and make them shorter, so I’m probably doomed to cuffing. This sweater is a departure from my usual style – I like my cardigans short if not cropped. I need some reassurance that the sleeves don’t look totally dorky. Here’s the photo with the full length sleeves (although I will never wear them this way.)
I like how my expression is all “Damn these sleeves are long!”