|Quick and dirty picture taken in my building's hall, just before going to work...please forgive the bad light and my "just-fell-out-of-bed-wheres-my-cup-of-coffee" face, I'm actually REALLY happy with it!|
So, this is Andi Satterlund's Hortencia pattern, made in Cascade 220 Heathers in the Mallard color.
No real difficulties whatsoever, just had to use 5.5 mm needles instead of the 5 mm the pattern calls for, and start over again a few times to pick the right number of stitches at the sleeves and collar (anyone has a tip to pick up just the right number of stitches?).
A few little mistakes (in the ribbing on one of my sleeves, and in the collar because the cable/tube got separated from the needle and I had to put all these dropped stitches in place...twice!), and although I like the cropped look, it's really on the short side (if I make another one, I'll probably make it just a bit longer so it hits at my actual waistline, which is slightly lower thant this!), but nothing to prevent me from loving this cardigan as it is!
I learned lots about increases and decreases, short rows, and even working with the magic loop (for the sleeves' ribbing)!
However, as the weather is getting warmer, maybe the time for wearing wool cardigans will soon be over...nevermind, I'm already thinking about knitting something lighter! I can tell you, a Miette will be cast on very soon!