This sweater makes me so happy! It was tons ‘o’ fun to make, and I’m sure I’ll be wearing it A LOT. In case you didn’t know it already, Veera Välimäki is a genius. Her designs are always modern, chic, wearable, and a pleasure to construct! The Twenty Ten Cardigan is no exception. It’s constructed bottom-up in moss stitch with a diagonal button band and a little pocket.
This came together like a dream! The shoulder fronts and backs are worked separately and joined using a three-needle bindoff. So easy! I really liked working the sleeves with short rows– they’re perfectly shaped and look very neat and tidy. I started knitting a size small, but it seemed like it was going to be tight, and that thing where your buttons gap cause your shirt’s a bit too small is one of my pet peeves. The easy solution was to increase four stitches two times under the chest, so it’s a medium on top and a small on the bottom. This fits perfectly… I guess I’m a size smedium! Increasing on top also lessened the sweater’s A-line shape, so I’m really happy about that (trapeze tops don’t usually flatter my figure).
I finished this up a couple of days ago, but the buttons didn’t arrive until yesterday. These are vintage buttons from Lillian Olive‘s Etsy shop– she’s my go-to girl for buttons!
In other news, I currently have a visitor
from outer space! Doug the Pug is hanging out with us while his family takes a beach vacation. Don’t feel bad– it’s probably for the best that Doug doesn’t go to the beach. He might be mistaken for a walrus, and all kinds of mayhem could break loose!