Yay! My beautiful purple cardigan is finally finished!
It has taken quite a while to complete this project, because there were so many steps in the process. The detailed lace design and knot stitch required time, patience, and concentration. I made lists to help with following the pattern, and used almost every tool in my knitting bag! (row counter, stitch markers, notebook, circular needles, dpns, seaming pins, yarn needle, etc.)
But it was worth every bit of the work. In fact, I would be willing to do it again. Maybe I could make a lace edge cardigan in every color of Bernat Satin! Then, I would have one for almost every week of the year! Ha!
Since my last post about this project, I got a lot done.
I originally planned on attaching the lace collar as I knit it, according to the directions, but was not able to make it look consistent. So, I figured out how long it would need to be, and knit it separately. Then, I pinned it in place, and stitched it together.
After the collar was on, the seaming of the sleeves went quickly.
First, I pinned the sleeves in position,
then seamed them carefully. I’m happy with the results!
I really love the look of the knot design, and the lace edging dresses it up well. The collar would not lay down the way I wanted it to, so I decided to tack it in place. I think this cardigan will be a special part of my wardrobe for many years! Thank you for the beautiful design and yarn, Bernat!