Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus
This past weekend has been glorious. Bright blue skies and temperatures over 70. Glorious. With such a sure sign that summer is on the way, it is time to begin a summer sweater.
Luckily a pyramid of yarn has arrived to help me do just that. The yarn is Patons Silk Bamboo. It is a 30/70 blend that looks drapey even when in is still in the ball. I have chosen the colorway, Lotus and it is it a shade of lavender/pink that my monitor can not quite capture.
Summer Standouts is the book and Standout Cardigan is the pattern. I plan to make a sweater with a v-neck and add the larger ruffle around the front opening. There is only one little thing that may slow this project down, and that is the fact that I am not an experienced sweater knitter. Sure I can whip out baby kimonos, and I have done a couple of baby pullovers, but real grown up sweaters, without a rustic, handmade look are a little daunting. I plan to move forward slowly and carefully, fitting and measuring many times as the knitting progresses. Tonight I will read through the pattern, highlight all the portions that pertain to my size and knit a big ‘ole gauge swatch.
How did your first big person sweater turn out?