Friday 5 October 2018

The Steve McQueen cardigan

This sweater once was featured in the Volkskrant magazine, and my hubby immediately shouted; This is what I want! It took a while to find suitable yearn, it has to have body to not be too feminine, yet on the other itchy yarn; nonono. Finally last summer in Norway we found the lovely Rauma Tumi yarn, 50% wool, 50% alpaca, just perfect for the project.
first of course quite some work went into figuring out the stitch as well as figuring out how the switch from band to body was done. Quite opposite the normal way of knitting I ended up decreasing stitches from band to body to make the stitch -pattern work.
Also spend quite some effort on getting those fully fashioned details that I love so much. Eventually I love how the shoulder is looking. I decreased 3 stitches at the time in a sort of cable way. Looks fantastic, but I must say it's a little too narrow, so the sweater tends to pull backwards a bit.

By now I have also put on elbow patches (no pictures)
My hubby loves this cardigan so much, he's wearing it all the time. I think I'll have to make another one, just like this one when it's worn out.