Color me tickled pink over yet another wonderful sweater. Golden Vintage is one of the most versatile and wearable sweaters in my collection. She's the perfect dress up/dress down, go anywhere sweater and she's comfortable, too. If all of the sweaters knit for MoDo are nice to wear as the first three I am going to be ecstatically happy come the end of 2009.
The simple details of the baby cable cuffs, hem and front bands gives this cardigan an elegant look. Simplicity reigns, and adds to the classic, long wearing design with exquisite detail.
A knitter could use any favorite yarn of any fiber content for a successful outcome. The unique quality of Spinderella's Spun Thrums give this sweater a one of a kind appeal. Lynn's thrums are blends of unknown wools and this particular yarn is likely a soft wool, alpaca (the tan flecks) and silk (the bright periwinkle bits). The blend is soft against the skin, comfortable and warm.
Rather than sew I-cord around the neck as the pattern suggests (I didn't think my sewing skills would produce a good edge), I first tired an applied I-cord. It might have worked out, but it was going to take considerable work, trial and error, forward and backward knitting to end up with a good outcome. When the idea of the rolled edge popped into my head I ran it by Susan and she immediately approved. It didn't take any time at all to pick up stitches around the neck and knit 6 rows of stockinette. This produced a rolled edge of reverse stockinette and a very neat neckline. Color me please as punch (pink punch!).
Yarn: Spinderella's Thrums 3 skeins (390 yds/skein)
Needle: size 7
Time to Knit: Feb 12 – March 2, 2009
Modifications: Lengthened sleeves from elbow to 3/4 length and instead of I-cord around the neck I picked up stitches and knit 6 rows of stockinette to create a rolled edge.