Pattern: Lucy in the Sky cardigan
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish in Bordeaux; 8 balls
Needles: US #6
Notes: Boy, it took me a long time to knit this! mainly because I wasn't very excited about it so I only worked on it when I felt like it. Do I love it now that it's finished? well....I like it. I think a lot has to do with the color. That's the thing with ordering before looking at a color card...sometimes the color isn't quite what you expect (color is more accurate in second pic). The Swish is very soft even for me who is very sensitive to the itch factor. I'm not sure I would use this yarn again for a sweater though......it seems to "relax" a lot after it gets wet and feels thinner or weaker or something. I guess you get what you pay for.
This was also my first time knitting a sweater from the bottom down all in one piece....it was really awkward when the sleeves were attached. I think top down is much easier.
Hey, and thanks to your help, I can now graft in seed stitch!! I meant to get a pic of that for y'all. It turned out pretty good!
All in all, I think I will wear this cardigan on a regular basis. I think I ended up making the smallest size and it fits pretty good. Although if I were any bustier, I think there would be issues with gaping at the buttons.