Pattern: Acer Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed DK in Watery
This sweater was #445 in my queue (which is now up to 690 in case you are wondering) because I’ve been wanting to make this sweater for a while but not sure what yarn I wanted to use. I had originally bought this yarn to make Salina but I never got around to it. When I looked at the sweater again I decided I didn’t want to knit another stockinette stitch project because I already had 2 other stockinette stitch projects in progress. I’m glad I made this cardigan instead because I love it.
I worked on this sweater while I was in Vegas and left it there so I could have a project when I was there. I finished this sweater after Christmas and blocked it a few days afterwards. I came back to Chicago sooner than expected so that’s why the pictures of the sweater are in a bathroom rather than outside in the sun. I flew back to Chicago with it while it was slightly damp so every time I opened my bag on the plane I would smell the wet wool.
This sweater is knit from the bottom up and then you seam the shoulders. Then you knit the sleeves in the round and sew the caps into the sweater. I didn’t feel like wrestling with that so I followed these instructions to make top-down short-row sleeves. I really liked the process and the look and I think I will try to knit sleeves that way for my other sweaters that start bottom up.
I love the combination of the cables with the lace. I thought about adding the pattern to the sleeves but in the end laziness won out. I am looking forward to wearing this sweater next week. We’ve been having a nice touch of warm weather but that will end soon. It’s nice once in a while to get a few days of warm weather to break up the chill of winter.