I finished this sweet cardigan a while back, but haven't gotten a chance to share it with you. I truly love it so much, and wear it at the first inkling of a cooler summer day. Today certainly was not cool but I had to throw it into a little photo shoot with my dear friend Aiyana who blogs at YawniTiger, just to show you! She is one of the only people who I think can take a decent photo of me, and its been wonderful to see her photography skills improve over the years.
The pattern for this cardigan is from the genius queen of drape, Hanna Fetig and the pattern is called Feather Weight Cardigan. The only modification I made was to knit a 1x1 rib instead of the stockinette collar that was called for, Im not into the whole rolling collar thing. This color is so gorgeous and goes with my mostly neutral wardrobe. I love knitting with colors I would not usually wear for that reason exactly, it adds a little something special. The yarn I used for this was Malabrigo Sock in Ochre. Working with Malabrigo yarn is wonderful for a couple of reasons, first, they are working towards their fair trade certification, (which is so important to me) secondly, they are working towards being as environmentally conscious as possible, (read this) and thirdly it is hand dyed in small batches, no one skien is exactly the same. The pattern calls for a lighter gauge, lace weight yarn, but I am happy with the results of the sock weight, it still has a good amount of drape, and I actually still have to block it! I would love to do another one in either Loft in home made jam, or Madelinetosh TML in Tern. A dream fiber for this cardigan would be Lorna's Laces in Grand Street Ink. What do you think?
Thanks for reading, dearest readers.