Latest Finished Object - Wool Llama Cardigan

It seems to be ages since I last posted, but I've just finished a cardigan in a fantastic yarn. Adriafil Llama Classic yarn is 50% wool and 50% Llama, in this case a lovely shade of black, peppered with long stands that give a sparse halo of light-grey fibres. Finished fabric has great drape.

This is a very plain knit - rows of stockinette - but as a quick knit it was partly an exercise in finishing techniques:

  • Stockinette folded hem to the lower edge;
  • Tubular cast-on and k1p1 rib to cuffs;
  • Button-band picked-up from edge and finished with Kitchener bind-off;
  • Live stitches under-arms grafted, not sewn;
  • Single-row button holes;

I’ve now used this Ann Budd pattern 4 times (3 sweaters and this cardigan) and it’s just great for circular knitting with minimal sewing. Raglan decreases knitted as SSK, k4, K2tog on alternate rows.

Comments

ronhuber's picture

That is a beautiful sweater and looks so good on you. Great knitting.

Nice cardi - and a really good fit. Well done.

JDM511's picture

It is a nice classic look and it fits you perfectly. Great work.

Jim

albert's picture

I love the classic styling- beautifully done.