Now that Rhinebeck has come and gone, it seems like I am long overdue showing you what I made with my yarn from last Rhinebeck! I actually finished it last winter (when these photos were taken) but kept putting off blogging about it. Last year I had much less of a plan going in, and managed to come out with only a single sweater’s worth of yarn.
The yarn I chose (a 40/60 wool/alpaca blend in “Goosed Spruce” from Good Karma Farm) was so close to the pattern picture that I think it convinced me to make it work, even though I wasn’t able to get the proper gauge.
Instead, I did a bunch of math and made several modifications, including choosing to knit the sleeves top-down following Tasha’s tutorial at By Gum By Golly and then knitting on the cuffs. I also added some short rows to the back which ended up being totally unnecessary as the entire body of the finished cardigan is a bit longer than I’d prefer. At least it’s cozy!
All in all, I’m pretty happy with the finished cardigan. It is very cozy, and the extra length means it works well with pants. I may need to take another stab at this pattern with a yarn that isn’t alpaca and where I can get gauge—it’s hard to judge when I have hardly followed the pattern, and when the yarn has a bad habit of growing and shifting about. This was my first time making bobbles, and I really do love the bobble trim — it’s just so fun looking, and adds a nice bit of interest to an otherwise plain pattern.
Target “Quick to Knit” Cardigan: Handmade by me, pattern from Subversive Femme Silvertone and moonglow lucite earrings: Gift from a family friend
Grey ruffled top: Modern, I no longer remember the source
Millworth Grand Canyon Skirt: Sewed by me from vintage yardage
Opaque Tights: Capezio
Black suede shoes: Miss L Fire