Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gray Cashmere Cardigan

Sounds of silence cardigan was finished a few days ago. It has a pretty peplum and cabled midriff and collar. I like it as is, but it is not as good as I hoped it would be.
Here are things to remember for the next version. The cardigan is too small for my body both vertically and horizontally. I should have known this. Looking at the booklet photos, the model has a flat chest and very skinny, while I am not. As a result, the front button bands are pulled and puckered slightly. I need to knit size M, not S. Next, I’d rather have more length, about 2 to 3 inches, in bodice and sleeves. I have knitted the collar much wider than the pattern instruction, by 12 more rows. I will keep this change for the next one as well.

A lesson to be learned: check differences between myself and the model and do not ignore them.


  1. So so cute on you! And it must feel amazing to wear. :)

  2. Thanks, Shams! It is very light and absolutely wonderful to wear it. The yarns are expensive per ball but not too much as a garment considering it is cashmere.