This cardigan has been a long time coming. So long in fact, that it pretty much killed knitting for me last year. It is the Zephyr cardi by Tori Gurbisz and it is designed to be completely seamless, knit top down using a contiguous yoke method.
It’s not bad, I love that you can knit a whole cardigan without sewing any seams, but the pattern is so complicated! It caters for too many sizes within one set of instructions so that following it made me want to throw my knitting down in frustration. So of course I would put the project down and forget where I was, which made picking it back up again so difficult.
So it makes sense then that the one thing that finally made me want to finish it was the frustration I felt while making my culottes a few weeks ago. Losing a bit of sewjo definitely has brought back my …errr….. knitjo?
I’m so happy it’s done, especially right now when the temperature is beginning to fall. I knit it out of nine balls of Debbie Bliss Amalfi a cotton/viscose/linen/silk blend – well there’s a mouthful – and it is a good fit for the garment and not too warm to wear in Australia (I hardly wear any of my thick wool jumpers over here).
But the best thing is that now I can pick a new project! I have a large stash and a bigger queue and the possibility of all those projects to cast on now I’m feeling my knit groove is really exciting. What’s on your needles right now?