Pattern: Feminine Puff Sleeved Cardigan, from Fitted Knits
Yarn: Cotton Fleece in Pinecone, almost 3 skeins
Needles: US 5 and 4
Mods: Lots. I knit far fewer increase rows than called for in the pattern, in order to achieve a smaller size than written. I also had a larger gauge, so I had to adjust for that. I lengthened the body, and I did the lace in all stockinette. I removed two repeats of the lace pattern to comphensate for my smaller number of stitches, and it worked out fine. In general, this sweater involved more math that I would really like. I wish this book had more 32″ sizes!
Notes: I am pleased with this sweater, with one exception. The buttonband. I have tried and tried to get the buttons to work, but they just don’t. The sweater fits fine, but the buttonbands are sort of floppy. Because of this, I’m considering some sort of a configuration involving snaps. I cannot deal with it coming undone all the time (and this is after I sewed the buttonholes way smaller.) Other thoughts… the pattern was well written, although I do wish it had included measurements in inches instead of rows. The collar is also a tad big (I would use smaller needles on that if I could do it again) but it isn’t too bad. I love the shape, the color, and the purl rows. But it is still a work in progress as far as I’m concerned, because I know I won’t wear it until the fastener problem is fixed!
Of course, the most important part is that Leon approves. And he does.