Ok so firstly *whistles innocently* the shop isn’t going to be open till later this week (I hope) since there are a few last bugs I need to sort out. However it is still moving forwards.
However on a related note, I finished my first item of clothing out of Oxford Kitchen Yarn! I am very excited. 🙂
Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum (Interweave Knits Fall07)
My Ravelry Post: here
Yarn: Oxford Kitchen Yarns DK in Pumpkin, about 10x50g skeins.
Notes: I probably could have make the next smaller size since the shoulders ended up a little wider than I am, which meant that the sleeves originally ended up in that no-mans-land of too long to be 3/4 length but too short to be full length. So I ripped them back a couple of inches, and now they are fine. Also I tweaked the cap shaping because the last part was too long. (I’m not sure if that’s a problem with the pattern of certain sizes or not?)
I was a bit worried about the stocking stitch edge rolling too much, but – while obviously it does roll – the collar construction actually works really well, and i’m really happy with the finished effect. Obviously if you wanted it to sit flat you could always knit it as garter instead or something but then your cardigan would be wider.
Conclusion: I really love this cardigan. I’m really happy with the tweadiness of the semi solid colour way, and it was a fun and relatively quick knit (about 3 weeks from start to finish). Despite my usual loathing of actually knitting moss-stitch I enjoyed this pattern a great deal. I didn’t even mind knitting it in pieces and sewing it up (I’m pretty proud of my finishing too. 😉
I’m wearing it right now as I type.
(In my defence I was in flipflops and the path was very lumpy…)