Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summertime Cardigan


Another sweater has come off my needles.  It’s getting to be quite a sweatshop around here as I finish one thing after another at warp speed.  You can imagine the state of the house…


I had it done up to the yoke weeks ago, but there was something daunting about it, 350 stitches done in ribbing.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t really love knitting ribbing.  It’s something about all that back and forth, it just seems to slow everything down. 


I love choosing buttons.  Except I never really have eleven buttons that are all the same.  Well, compromise is okay, and these are close enough.  100_7862a

I believe I have enough white four-hole shirt buttons to last me an entire lifetime. 


This is that sweater I always need when the sky turns to twilight and the sand starts to cool, and my sunburned shoulders get a little chilly, but I want to stay around the bonfire just a little while longer, because someone just started playing my favorite song. 


The pattern is Leah’s Lovely Cardigan by Leah Mitchell, from the book More Last Minute Knitted Gifts, the yarn is KnitPicks Palette in Green Tea, knit on US size 2 and 3 needles.  I will be wearing this one a lot.