It took me two weeks to knit my new cardigan, a Drops Design free pattern called “Sweet as Honey” – and it’s definitely one of my favourite finished projects so far! I usually find that raglan cardigans tens to slide down my shoulders a little, which can be really annoying – but this one doesn’t. It fits just as it should. It’s also knitted in my favourite yarn weight, fingering – thin but warm enough for this time of the year. I used hand-dyed Irish Fairytale Yarns merino with silk and I love this yarn – merino wool gives makes it warm and soft, while silk content adds a little sheen and makes the yarn more sturdy. The colourway I chose is Old Oak – it’s a very warm, medium brown shade, just perfect to pair up with red or green.
The pattern for this cardigan has been in my queue for months. I also bought the yarn long time ago – but I really couldn’t muster up courage to knit it, because of all the lacy and cabled detail, and because of the not-so-clear way in which Drops patterns are written. But guess what? I suppose knitting from these patterns time and time again made me quite proficient in interpreting them because once I drew the general sketch with all changes marked – I call it my project map – it turned out to be really easy!
Even though I usually like more modern type of clothes, I love the slightly vintage look of this sweater, and to show it off even more, I decided to use small faux pearl buttons from The Buttonshack.
Probably the only thing I’d change if I knit it again in the future would be the sleeves – I think they are a little too wide. Not very much so, but a little more narrow and fitting sleeves would be better for me. Other than that, I love everything about this project! I’m also tempted to knit it in some bright, cheerful colour, because checking the photos on Ravelry I think it looks super cute in mustard yellow or rusty orange.
So here’s my latest project – I hope whatever you are working on is keeping you happy too!