textured cardigan

18 June 2014 § 2 Comments

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A couple months ago we took an amazing vacation out east,
visiting the coast of Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.
Shortly before the trip I got it into my head that
the eldest must have a new cardigan.
There was sound logic behind the decision -
a boy that is always cold, a forecast of winter never ending,
and being outside for a large majority of the trip were
perfect reasons for knitting.
There may have also been some procrastination
for actual planning and packing, but all turned out well!

The main design was a collaboration between A and I.
He called it his chain maille sweater, because of the texture.
I loved the classic look and sensible practicality of matching all his clothes,
though am a bit concerned he will grow out of it by autumn.

Quince and Co’s chickadee yarn in fjord on size 6 needles.
Basic v-neck top down raglan with a 1×1 ribbed button band.
Vintage buttons.
The texture pattern is based off the andalusian stitch pattern, and plain stst sleeves.
Love the softness of the yarn, love the color of the yarn, dislike the inherent pilling of it.
(Though I may have picked up some more at the wonderful KnitWit shop in Portland)

All said and done? a favorite.

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