>> Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I finished this cardigan right before Christmas. I have been waiting and waiting for the one armed man (my husband) to be able to photograph me in it. Alas it isn't to be for a little while longer and I wanted to post. I attempted some photos outside wearing the cardigan by myself using the timer and they were bad so we'll have to make do with these.
Let's talk about the pattern for a bit shall we? It is knit from the top down which is fabulous as you can make it as long or short as you want. It is knit in all in one piece and you pick up the sleeves at the shoulder and knit them from the top down in the round. The not having to seam anything is really great. To finish you sew up the back of the hood and sew in all your loose ends. The stockinette stitch is repetitive but soothing and is great for watching movies. It is really comfortable and warm but I have a problem.
The yarn.......see this? What the heck?
It sheds and I think the term is pills all over. I used berroco ultra alpaca yarn in a brown and I am not pleased with how it is wearing. What do I do? Is my only recourse to never use this yarn again? Any suggestions out there?
Pattern: Neckdown Hooded Cardigan ravelry link here
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca
Needles: size 8 circulars
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