I keep Meaning to

post about the NaKniSweMo Drops Cardigan. I guess if I am going to knit a sweater in a month I wont have time to blog about it, sheesh.

It’s a wonderful, quick, flattering pattern. I ripped apart a vintage handknit wool cardigan that I bought for $1 at St Vinnie’s when I was pregnant. Although it was beautiful… it was huge on my post baby body. I used the worsted weight pattern but fudged the gauge a little… it fits perfectly! I knew I would be doing some finishing work on it in the car on the way to my mom’s for Thanksgiving (knitting the collar as it turns out). So I washed each piece in dish soap and blocked as soon as it was finished. I was a little overzealous with that and the a-line was quite… err… pointy. Nothing a little Eucalan couldn’t fix. After a nice bath the wool (which hadn’t been washed like that in who knows how long) blossomed and ooh la la what a purty sweater!

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Hmmm, didn’t quite capture the a-line for you… will take more pics today.  Can’t guarantee when I’ll post them though!

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