***Sadly, there are no pictures in this post as I have to post from my tablet due to my keyboard being fried on the desktop. If you are on ravelry, you can check out the pictures there. I am Mootastic1 and the project is titled Summer Cardi. I hope to be able to update this post with pictures soon.***
I know, more knitting talk. Maybe someday I will get a particularly around to posting something about my adorable family. But that day is not today. Today I must instead talk about my beautiful sweater.I don’t consider myself a particularly fast knitter. Even when I have uninterrupted time to knit, it seems like not a whole lot gets done.
So when I completed a cardigan in exactly one week, I surprised even myself. An adult sweater, in one week. Yes it is short-sleeved, but it is still a lot of knitting. I can only attribute the speed in which I have knit my new “World’s Most Comfortable Sweater” to the size of both the yarn and the needles. Worsted weight on size 13s. It should go fast. But one week fast? Maybe someone cast a spell on my needles. Or my hands.
The pattern is The Lighthouse Keeper’s Wife by Melissa Schaschwary. It is an open-front, hooded cardigan featuring a handkerchief hem that can be knit either with capped or long sleeves. I opted for capped. I have worn this sweater everyday since I completed it on Tuesday, despite the 90+ temperatures we’ve been suffering through. I barely took it off to block, and went against my nature and only steam-blocked it. It came out beautifully and because it is brown, it goes with so much of my wardrobe. It is bound to become a wardrobe staple.
In fact, I love it so much I am already planning at least two more. My mother-in-law was admiring it so much, that I want to knit her one for Christmas. I have a second one planned for myself as well. I have it so well planned, it just requires a trip to the store. My second one will be a stripped affair, in navy and white. I got the idea because I loved how the unseamed hood looked hanging straight down the back, like a sailor’s uniform. In my head it is perfect. Hopefully the execution is too.