I have knit a Vivid blanket, and a number of smaller projects in Rainbow Heirloom Sweater, but this Lush Cardigan project is the first adult sweater project that I am knitting just for me in my new yarn!
I’m making it in what is probably my favourite colourway – ‘favourite aunty’, a medium red with pink, brown, and some orangey undertones. It’s a complex colour, but very subtle… and it makes me happy, which is the most important thing of course!
My progress so far, in photos:
I am planning to try something a little different with this knit. Instead of knitting the sleeves from the top down (as described in the pattern), I cast on at the cuff, and knit the first sleeve in the round, simply reversing the shaping. I also decided to knit full length sleeves, rather than the 3/4 length sleeves described in the pattern.
To join the sleeves to the body, I will work a few rounds from the underarm downward, and then use kitchener stitch to graft the live stitches from shoulder to the sleeve.
I decided to try this method because I like knitting sleeves one at a time from the cuff up… they are more portable, and seem (to me) to go more quickly when they aren’t attached to the body of the sweater. Once the body is complete, I will make the attempt to graft one sleeve on, and decide whether it is a successful method, or not!