It took three months to finish this cardigan---three long months of knitting with lace weight (thin!) yarn and miles and miles of stockinette stitch. But the final result made it all worth while. I love this "Rocio" cardigan. The pattern, designed by Joji Locatelli, is so well written and easy to follow, and I'd definitely knit another one of Joji's designs again. I participated in a KAL on Ravelry, and I even won a skein of handspun yarn (thanks to those of you who "loved" my photo) and another of Joji's patterns. (I chose the Flyaway Hoodie). But before I start another cardigan, I have a few Christmas gifts to finish knitting and a lot of baby items to knit. I'm ready to kick into baby mode (two new grandsons coming in the spring), but first things first, right? Like Christmas. :-) We are certainly enjoying the Christmas banner (see previous post) hanging over the fireplace, but really, I must start the Christmas baking. Chocolate covered cherries, tomorrow!
When I found this clasp at Hancock's, I knew it would be perfect.
The detailing on the back is the highlight of this design and the most difficult part to knit.
The sleeves a slightly too long, but that's okay. I'd rather they be too long than too short.