The cabled sweater that I started ages ago, let languish in my closet for another age, has been frogged and reborn as the Kikusui Cardigan. I did a quick sewing together and the Beatnik fit. I finished the front and back and was on the sleeves, but I just wasn’t inspired by it anymore. I loved making the cables, but wearing cables gives that chunky look that I wasn’t feeling for myself. So zip zip zip!
I looked very long and very hard to find the right pattern to go with this gorgeous MadTosh DK Merino. It’s a heavy merino and for me swatches up more like a worsted, which is just fine… more patterns to choose from!
Kikusui! I’m having a lot of fun making this! The pattern is well written and clear… I am, however, making a few modifications to the pattern as I go:
I added a pattern repeat to the collar so it will be more of a shawl collar when folded over, or it can be buttoned high on my neck when I need warmth.
I plan to make it more of a cropped length, possibly making the bottom ribbing much higher.
I’m not sure if I’m going to decrease at the waist for a fitted look or not. I may not need that if I’m going to shorten the sweater.
That’s the joy of making a top-down, seamless sweater. I can try it on at all stages and make changes as I go. As it is, I was this far already when I decided I wanted to collar a bit taller, so zip zipped it back and added the extra pattern repeat.
I can’t wait to get this one done and I have a feeling it will be a much-worn cardigan.
Ravelry details here.
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So I’ve been watching Netflix when I do my treadmill and Gilmore Girls is currently my obsession. So yesterday’s episode had me come to a screeching halt… this sweater!
I love this… I don’t know if anyone has written a pattern for it, but I think I have to have it. Who doesn’t love a good granny/striped sweater combo!!