This will be a post with lots of photos and few words. The entire crew here at Knitigating Circumstances has been felled by the flu all week, so words are not flowing freely. Despite this, however, I have managed to do all of the finishing on my Neon cardigan. The verdict: this is one fabulous knit!
The pattern, by Joji Locatelli, is really well-written and comprehensive. I have made few modifications: I knit the sleeves flat, added one set of hip increases (could have made more), and put in 12 buttons instead of 8.
Despite having made some really stupid (and fairly comical) wrong turns while knitting this (documented on these pages), this project turned out great. I really think it is the perfect summer cardigan.
This was my first time using Plucky yarn and I can’t say enough good words about it. I really like the feel of it – it has bounce and loft, but mostly I am crazy about this colour – Kissin’ Valentino. I definitely see some more Plucky in my future.
Until the last minute I didn’t think it would fit. In a postscript to my last post, describing my hilarious attempts to block this, I ended up re-blocking the whole thing. This did the trick. I won’t take it off until October!