Thank you so much for all your kind comments about my latest knit. I must admit that I love it too because it is so simple and versatile that I can wear it all the time. In fact I'm wearing it right now. It is super warm and the color is great for winter. It also doesn't hurt that this jacket looks good with my mama uniform - jeans and white tee.
This sweater began it's life as the featherweight cardigan. But by the time I got around to knitting it, cooler weather was coming so I decided to use a bulkier and warmer wool. This is Peruvian Quick in color # 9137.
I cast on 48 stitches divided them 1 front (pm) 6 sleeve (pm) 34 back (pm) 6 sleeve (pm) 1 front and knit the top-down recipe in the pattern. I increased at the markers until I had about 38 stitches between the sleeve markers, then separated the sleeves onto scrap yarn, and continued knitting to desired length.
I used a US 9 knitting needle which is smaller than the US 11 recommended for this yarn in order to get a tighter knit resulting in a sturdier jacket that doesn't stretch out too much.
The bottom edge and cuffs are done in a twisted knit stitch (just knit through the back loop). I attempted a knit stitch collar but some things are better ripped and forgotten. The tried and true 1x1 rib looks so much better.
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan
Yarn: Peruvian Quick, color 9137 (Plum)
Needles: US size 9
Size: small, had to adjust guage for bulkier wool (see above)
Mods: added length, twisted knit for cuffs and bottom edge, long sleeves, 1x1 rib for collar
Abigail was sitting by me and reading while I was weaving in the ends. As the snipped ends piled up she said, "Can I have these? I can make something cool out of these."
She gathered the necessary supplies - which always include tons of glue and scissors - and worked her magic quickly. No more than ten minutes later she was writing dialogue for this family of "sweater monsters." The one on the right has a "weird face" because it's the family pet, she explained. In case you were wondering, Ezra built them a curtained stage out of a box and Abby's production was brought to life with the help of her brothers. Things got very loud when the monsters got their lines wrong (most likely on purpose) and at one point the director stormed off stage and went to her room but we had a blast and making toys out of wool scraps was a wonderful way to spend our Black Friday.
I'm off to get some stuff ready for more Hannukah fun tonight - which will be celebrated early to make time for back to back Taekwondo classes. We played so hard and had so much fun last night that it will be hard to beat.
See you back here soon with the mushroom soup recipe!
May your day be full of joy.