Transverse Cardigan Is Done!

It feels great to have completed my first big project after my long hiatus making hats. The Transverse Cardi is really pretty and fits well. I followed a lot of suggestions from Ravelers, and while I am very happy with the way this sweater looks, I might try it again in a solid color and sticking more to the actual pattern (more cropped and without the wide band on both fronts). Now that I have made it and have seen how it all works, I think I would be more confident in trying it again and knowing how it would turn out. It is a really fun, ingenious construction. Even met the designer, Ann Weaver, on Ravelry during this process and that was fun.
Now I await casting on my first Knit, Swirl jacket. Before tackling this large project, however, I’m catching up on the Leafling Socks that I started last month. The bright green tonal is definitely not a colorway I would have picked myself (this is several years’ old Rockin’ Sock Club yarn), but I love it. I think I will smile looking down at my feet once these socks are done! So far, the leaf pattern on the leg is coming out very pretty. We’ll see if I can handle what is reported to be a tricky heel construction. I ripped these back and cast on 66 stitches for the leg rather than 60; I’d rather have them a little higher (probably 7″ leg, and a little looser rather than binding around the calf. I decreased down to 60 after a couple pattern repeats on the leg and will stay there for the rest of the sock.
Back to knitting!


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