New cardigan for me. Why not. It's only the third in a row... but I was stash-busting, so even if it was my twentieth...
The pattern : BERROCO, Solaris, an update on tradition [...] that flatters the curves.... Well... the photo on their website had a little too elegant/ boring appeal to me. Still promising, though. For some time I hesitated but then, three weeks ago, I saw a really nice, quite similar cardigan in a shop in Shibuya (Tokyo) that was by Jil Sander and instantly made me like Solaris a lot better. So I tried.
The construction of the cardigan is interesting. Both front parts are knitted together with the back yoke in one part. I took away 10 cm of widths (description of the pattern said "there is quite a bit of wrap in the front that will accommodate multiple sizes for each size given") in order to make the collar less bulky in the back, and added 5 cm to the length. Knitted in size small after checking how much the front parts would overlap given the measurements for that size minus those 10 cm.
Love the result.
The seeded rib stitch gives a very thick yet drapy, cosy fabric which is nice to touch and wear. The texture on the inside is great.
The Longchamp Misty which stripes very subtly and smells beautiful, shall hopefully be protected by the fingering merino yarn from Munsell (Yuzawaya) and I hope with the two yarns together the cardigan will pill less than my second Hourglass Sweater (same yarn, different colourway).
I like how the collar is warming my neck, presumably that is, because of course it still is much too warm to feel really good wrapped in wool. I'd like to make a long version of this cardigan some day. Nice pattern. Interesting yet simple and quick, too. I wonder why there are no finished versions of it on ravelry yet.
It seems I cannot send and receive emails again at the moment. Something is sabotaging my good intentions...! Let's knit then...
Edit: *sigh*... works again.