Smokin’

This cardigan is definitely too warm for the current weather, but I actually finished it during the past winter and only now got around to take pictures of it. Truth be told, it was a Christmas present for Phil. (Why can I never finish Christmas presents on time?)44830268722_a7e3dea093_kThe pattern is from the book “Son of Stich’n’Bitch”. I purchased it secondhand, because most of the patterns in there are very … aughts, and not in a good way. I loved this Jared Flood pattern, though, and more importantly Phil did too! The shawl collar and leather buttons look sophisticated and vintage, a style that fits in well with his wardrobe.44160366404_7744f58a3d_kI used DROPS Andes in Red. It’s pretty close to the original in colour! I had to substitute because I can’t afford Rowan yarns, sadly. I usually choose different colours for my substitutions as well, but in this case I couldn’t imagine it in any other colour! I can only recommend the DROPS Andes, which I’ve also used in a cardigan I knitted for myself a few years ago. It held up well and is still as soft and cozy as in the beginning! The pattern is well-written, but don’t forget the errata you can find on Ravelry!44880990781_86d56d3318_kPhil loves his cardigan. He’s worn it a lot in the past winter. I’m mostly happy with it as well, but I wish the button band had turned out better. 😦 It curls up when worn open – despite blocking! – and gapes when buttoned up. Otherwise I think the cardigan is beautiful! It’s a bit big on Phil, but I didn’t want it to fit too snugly so he’d still be able to wear something underneath it. Plus I think he looks so very handsome in it, doesn’t he? 🙂31007694138_e885bf520d_kDid I mention I love the shawl collar?

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Pattern: Smokin’ by Jared Flood, size M.

Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Andes (Super Bulky, 65% wool/35% alpaca), 3946 Red.

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