Here she is!
My completed Carbeth Cardigan. And I absolutely love it. I fell in love with the original pullover version, though I rarely wear pullovers, so I was thrilled when she came out with a cardigan version.
I’m not entirely sure why I love it so much… it’s a very simple design. I think it’s the wide raglan and that big stand up collar. I just love the way it looks.
It’s supposed to be worn with about 4 inches of positive ease, so I really should have one up a size, but as I mentioned before, I am slowly losing weight. This way, it fits me fine with no ease, but will still look alright when there is some ease in there.
While I prefer to wear it partially unbuttoned, it doesn’t look too bad buttoned all the way. And about those buttons… you guys voted overwhelmingly for the silver hearts… and I did go with them at first. But once I had a few of them sewn on, it was evident that they were just too heavy even for this one. I probably could have reinforced the band with some ribbon, but I wasn’t in the mood for that much effort… so wood buttons it was! I think they do the trick.
The yarn I used was Knitpicks Chroma Twist Bulky. It’s my first time knitting with a Knitpicks yarn and I was more than happy with it. It was soft and lovely to knit with, and I love the way the gradient stripes knit up in the garment. It does have a touch of itch, but nothing unbearable. I don’t normally knit bulky garments for myself, but we’re in the middle of a deep freeze right now, so that extra thickness is coming in handy!