I started this sweater ages ago, finished it a little while later, and then…it just sat around on my dressform all summer, waiting to be worn! I had planned on adding sewn buttonloops and buttons, but my laziness got the better of me.
So here it is at Rhinebeck – photo taken on our rental house deck.
This here’s a top-down raglan cardigan, knit in Handmaiden 4ply cashmere (6 skeins). I used Jody’s Unwrapped top-down instructions but then veered off after the yoke increases were complete and made it into a cardigan.
This one has all hemmed edges, including the bands/collar, bottom edge and sleeve edges. I didn’t put in buttonholes, so I wear it closed with a kilt pin. I have quite a few sweaters that I wear closed with either a hair stick, shawl pin or kilt pin, so this one fits right in!
The yarn is super, super soft and has developed a lovely halo. Unfortunately the hemmed bands, being not very cinch-y, are sagging a bit after maybe a dozen wears. I don’t think I’ll rip and reknit them, though – it’s not falling off and feels really cozy! I love this sweater…and it gets lots of appreciation (and groping) from other knitters as well.
For those who were wondering, the cozy grey sweater on the dressform in my previous post is Cosima from Berroco. This version was sent to the store by Berroco as a sample – and it’s been super popular! The shape is really flattering on a ton of body types. Seriously, everyone who has tried it on has loved it!