On the plain side

Just so this blog doesn’t turn into all previous years all the time, I’ll be interspersing the FO catchup posts with newer stuff. Today, let’s talk about one of my current WIPs.

Would you believe that I only own one cardigan? Sad but true. (Although I love that one cardigan to bits!) So I figured it was about time I changed that.

These are the front and back pieces of a plain black cardigan. I’ve been wanting to make one for awhile – I even bought buttons for it over a year ago! But I just got around to starting it last month.

The yarn is Brooks Farm Four Play, which I’d bought at Stitches West back in 2009. I’m loving it so far, except it grows a lot after washing. Which I already knew thanks to my swatches, but the back and fronts grew even more than I’d anticipated. So, what you’re seeing above? That’s actually take two on all three pieces, after ripping back to an inch below the original armholes and reknitting.

Because I’m a little worried about running out of yarn, the plan is to knit the buttonbands next and the sleeves last. Luckily I already planned on a short-sleeved sweater!

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