Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Solstice Cardigan

Solstice Cardigan
Pattern by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Quince and Co. Osprey, 7 skeins
Color: Chanterelle
US 11 needles

Details: This sweater is knit from the top down with very few seams. (One joining the collar to the front and then the pockets.) The cable detail is done without a cable needle which makes it slightly easier, and the waist shaping is down with a rib stitch pattern. I wasn't sure about adding the pockets, but they won out in the end and I'm glad. I was nervous about getting them sewn on evenly. I think I've tried almost every Quince and Co. yarn and they are all wonderful for different reasons. The Osprey used in the sweater is 100% wool, nice and soft, and has beautiful stitch definition.