I’m trying to be a good knitter at the moment. A really, really good knitter. And it takes all my willpower to do so.
What I mean by that, you ask? Well. I’m trying to knit my stash before I buy anymore yarn. What’s more, I’m trying to finish projects that have been living in my Pile of Shame before I start new ones. Do you know how hard that is?! I’ve started the Que Sera cardigan in 2016 according to Ravelry. A little mistake angered me so much that I threw it in a dark corner, where it has remained ever since. I mean, the dark corner changed. It was at my parents’ place at first, then in my apartment in Heidelberg, and then in our apartment here. What remained the same is that I didn’t touch the cardigan. I forced myself to pick it back up this summer because I basically only had to knit the sleeves and then sew everything together. I’m a good knitter after all!One of the reason for the two years of disregard was the pattern. It’s a 12 row repeat that takes a bit to get used to, and gets a bit tricky when coupled with decreases. I just didn’t have the patience to sit down and figure out how to continue! Once I did that, though, it was pretty much smooth sailing. The body is knit in one piece, then you set in the sleeves and pick up stitches at the top to create a moss stitch neckline. I knitted the cardigan in size M. In hindsight, I should have gone a size up because it fits very snugly in the body. You can see that when it’s buttoned up. I think the gaping at the button band is created by the soft texture of the yarn as well, though, because it’s stretching and pulling even when I don’t wear it.I’m wondering if I should reinforce the button band with bias tape or a simple ribbon? What do you think? Some years ago I saw a tutorial for that somewhere, I have to go look for it again.Otherwise, I’m pretty happy with the cardigan. It’s exactly as feminine and playful as I imagined it. I LOVE the colour and I found cute floral buttons that are the perfect fit. (Finding the right buttons is sometimes the hardest part!) It’ll definitely cheer me up to wear it now that the days are getting dreary and cold.PROJECT OVERVIEW
Pattern: Que Sera by Kirsten Karpur, size M
Yarn: Wolle Rödel Cotton Summer (Worsted, 100% cotton), 8306 Pink