This is the Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
There are several reasons why I would normally bypass this pattern.
- In general, the style is too young for me.
- It's too short.
- It's too plain.
- I don't like rolled edges down the front.
- I have to wonder why the model needs to hold down the corners instead of showing them.
Then I saw what Ann did with the pattern. Ann's First Featherweight and Ann's Second Featherweight. Beautiful.
Her projects inspired me to see the pattern as a blank canvas instead of a bland cardigan.
Still, I didn't seriously consider buying the pattern until Susan at Slackford Studio put her Hedonist Sock (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight) on sale.
I told myself I would go look at the available colors and if there was one I loved with four skeins available I would get them for Featherweight. And there they were - four skeins of Cote d'Azue, a gorgeous slightly variegated blue.
The pattern is written for lace weight, but I was able to get stitch gauge and row gauge with the Hedonist. Row gauge is just as important as stitch gauge when knitting a raglan.
The wide band going up one side, across the back of the neck, and down the other side is about 3.5 inches wide. It will be patterned in some yet to be determined stitch.
I swatched one stitch pattern that flunked the "pretty in this yarn" test, and am looking forward to swatching a few more and picking my favorite.
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: Hedonist Sock from Slackford Studio, 80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 4 Ply Fingering Weight
Color: Cote d'Azur
Needles: US #4, 3.5mm
Gauge: 6 stitches/inch, 9 rows/inch in stockinette.
The Gold Finches are making great progress molting from olive to their summertime gold.
We've had a beautiful, springlike week to enjoy before winter returns on Sunday. But winter doesn't have much strength left. The nasty cold weather can't last long now.