Ta-dah! So proud of myself. 2 items from my WIPs done! I’m the queen of finishing stuff…sort of. I love this sweater. It is lovely, simple and comfy to wear. But I did choose alpaca and when I blocked it, it stretched. And it’s a bit too big but I wear it anyway. I knit this when Rex was so sick and finished it shortly after he passed away. I feel like a lot of my love for Rex is knit into this sweater and some grief too. It’s almost like wearing a hug from my boy when I wear it.
Top-down & seamless, 2 of my favorite things with knitting. Seaming is not my favorite thing but it’s a necessary evil since I love fitted garments so much. Rocky Coast Cardigan is going to be in my regular rotation of favorite sweaters.
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca (5 skeins)
Needles: US 10 1/2
Mods: I made the arm holes deeper. I had read on a lot of pattern notes that the armholes weren’t deep enough and it resulted in an uncomfortable garment. I really wanted to avoid this so I just did a couple of extra repeats of the pattern before I split off the arms. I didn’t make specific notes on how many repeats.