Pattern: Eventide Cardi from the book Texture
|Eventide Cardi: open cardigan with a simple texture throughout|
Designer: Hannah Fettig
|Eventide Cardi: back piece in progress|
Yarn: String Theory Caper Sock
80% merino/10%cashmere/10% nylon
|String Theory Caper Sock|
Skeins: 3.5 skeins
With any hand-dyed yarn it is a good idea to alternate skeins. As I knit Eventide I alternated skeins for the front, back and sleeves but stuck to one skein for the ribbing around the collar. I am a big fan of this yarn...it is dyed beautifully and, with the cashmere content, feels extremely soft. I didn't start the fourth skein until I got to the four inches of ribbing around the collar. Let me tell you how long four inches of ribbing takes...a loooong time!
Needles: 3.00 mm for the ribbing and 3.5mm for the rest with my Signature Needles
Modifications: I decided to knit this cardigan shorter than the pattern suggests. This was easy to do, as I knit two less repeats of the back and fronts of the pattern. Hannah's patterns are well written and easy to follow.
I knit the sleeves according to the pattern, hoping for 3/4 length, however after blocking they turned out a bit too long. Overall, I am extremely happy with this cardigan. I can see myself reaching for this cardigan a lot.
|When seaming, the seed stitch lines up making seaming easier|
If you haven't checked out Hannah Fettig's latest book, Texture, I highly recommend it. I definitely see myself knitting another cardigan from this collection.