I love me a good cardigan. This is a pretty good cardigan.
As I mentioned before, I thought I was a genius for designing this cardigan, except that…I didn’t. But it was fun to make, especially with the cables on front and back to keep it interesting. The shawl collar was a feat, using almost a whole 100g skein of yarn alone. I added a bit of extra length, several more increase rounds below the waist, and finished the whole thing off with wooden buttons. It’s easy to wear, warm, and cozy.
Although: have you had this problem with Madelinetosh yarns? It grew substantially when handwashed and blocked. Alarmingly, actually, and I had to re-block to smallify the whole works. I suspect it may be the superwash factor that caused this (further intensifying my dislike of superwash). I’ll wait to see if it continues to grow with wear – I hope not, because I really love it otherwise.
Pattern: Dark and Stormy by Thea Coleman (Ravelry link here)
Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino wool) in Glazed Pecan