It's All Downhill from Here
Well, this year, I'll be ready:
That's right. Ribby Cardi is . . . finally . . . finished. I did wear it--sans zipper--on my June trip to the Upper Peninsula, where sweater weather never really disappears. When I returned, my zipper had arrived, and all I had to do was wait a week for it to be installed (install it myself? You've got to be kidding me.).
Here are the details:
Pattern: Ribby Cardi
Yarn: Elann's Peruvian Highland Wool, color 0408 (Nutmeg Heather) for the sleeves and color 0616 (Redwood) for the body
Zipper: color S854 from Zipperstop
Started: a long, long time ago (you know? I honestly can't remember. I ordered the yarn in November of 2004 . . . )
Comments: I'm really happy with how this sweater turned out. The colors look good together, and given how often I used it on my trip last month, I know it's the kind of cardigan I'll be reaching for often on those chilly fall days and late summer evenings. I did change a few things about the pattern, namely adding several inches in length to both the body and the sleeves. I'm quite pleased with the fit (I made the 36" size), even though it's a bit roomier than many of my sweaters, but that offers more flexibility for layering--it would even work as a light jacket. I would definitely make it again, and I'm already toying with the idea of making another one in all charcoal gray.