I finished my cavern cardi several days ago and spent that time washing and blocking it - twice. I somehow managed to stretch out the inseam so I will most likely be blocking it a third time. But I couldn't wait to post it so here goes:
Once I realized how warm this wool is I decided to make the cardigan suitable for wear in the winter. To ensure that the sweater would overlap at the center I picked up six stitches on each side at the underarm, after separating the sleeves.
Then, because I had neglected to make any buttonholes, I had to figure out a way to close the sweater. I spent several hours knitting a belt before I realized that the sweater is way too short to look good belted.
So I did the next best thing. I sewed the sweater shut with three buttons.
I also added a small button to the inside flap but as you can see in this photo it creates a buckle in the fabric so I am going to have to redo it. There's nothing like photographing one's knitting to expose each and every imperfection!
So there you have it - a real honest to goodness completed knit!
Pattern: Cavern Cardigan by Cosmicpluto Knits
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu Aran in color 136
Yards: 520 yards
Needles: US sz 8
Mods: I followed the pattern exactly but then picked up an additional twelve stitches (six at each underarm) after separating the sleeves. I also knit three inches of seed stitch for the bottom edge and sleeves rather than the one inch called for in the pattern.
I would also like to thank Heather of the always inspiring blog Shivaya Naturals for awarding my blog with the Honest Scrap Award. I feel so honored and am already jotting down ten "honest things" about myself to divulge! Stay tuned.
Happy Wednesday everybody and don't forget to play - I'm off to join the kiddos for a game of Blokus.