I started this Cardigan in April I think… And I finally finished it last weekend when I was nursing a sore back… (Nothing serious just too much running around on my week off work!).
The design was heavily inspired by one I had seen in a shop:
I didn’t have a pattern so I used a similar shaped coatigan to check my finished measurements:
I knitted the sleeves two at a time, to keep the shaping even. Checking them against the grey coatigan.
I only took rough notes as I was working on it in fits and spurts, so I might not be able to recreate it!
It’s made from the bottom up with a seamless body and raglan sleeves, with 4 purl stitches at the seam.
I used short rows to build up the back neck and also to bring the shoulders in towards the neckline. The short rows blended well with the moss stitch.
There were 4 stitches at the raglan seams, but after trying it on, I used mattress stitch to close 2 of them up so, that the seam was sturdier and narrower. (The raglan seams could be a bit neater as I think I mixed up a few k2tog with k1sl1psso!).
I also added a row of crochet chain across the inside back neck for some extra strength. The front bands were knitted by picking-up stitches along the edges and around the back neck. Short rows and increases shaped the shawl collar.
This next one is for Stephanie! I found a moth wearing colours to match!
I might add buttons and maybe pockets, but I’ll wear it a while first and see how it feels.
I’ll sign off with a lovely calm picture of a nearby beach cove… I love the evening colours over the sea.