Pattern: Sirdar 9428
Yarn: James C Brett Kool Kotton, 7¼ x 50g balls in colour: #KK12
Needles: 3mm and 375mm circs
Done, although no modelled photo for this one as I hate it. I know that cardigans that button at the top and hang downwards look dreadful on me, but with all the excitement about leaves and knitting a cardigan in just over a week, I didn’t stop to think about whether I’d actually like the end product.
It doesn’t help that what is a wide collar becomes even wider after being worn all day. By the end of yesterday, I was sporting an off-the-shoulder, come-hither look because I got fed up with adjusting the shoulders every five minutes. I would blame the yarn, but as the original pattern was designed for Sirdar Simply Recycled DK which has the exact same fibre content, I’d have expected someone to take into account the fact that it will grow through being worn…
Also, the body of the cardigan is just a bit too short on me to balance out the illusion of width caused by the shoulders, so I look something like this:
I am 5’8″ – not willowy tall but not tiny, either. I just look like a square leafy blob and it makes me sad. So I’ll stick this cardigan on a shelf until I can find someone with very wide shoulders to palm it off on.