It dawned on me this morning that I had posted about my making this Classic Collar Cardigan with Straight Sleeves by Patons to my Two Cables Facebook page and to my Two Cables Twitter page but I had not posted the information here. In any case, I started this sweater over a week ago out of Lion Brand's Homeland yarn which is a 100% acrylic (don't scream) but this cardi is for work to go over my scrubs on those chilly shifts. Since at any given moment someone may puke or urinate on me I think this will work. The pattern is out of the Patons: Next Steps Three booklet. All of the Patons booklets are super easy but I buy them because I have been collecting Paton's booklets for a while. This cardigan is so easy you could do it blindfolded. You didn't even need a pattern really. Everything looked alright and I followed the directions to a T but sewing it up this weekend I saw a difference in the armhole and sleeve cap. No. I should say there is a significant difference being about 4 inches. Not a big deal though. I will just take the sleeves down right before the point of decrease and work from there. I wonder if anyone else posted about this. The Ravelry forum posts always give good information but who would have thunk this would happen.
I am pleased with the depth of the armholes. The pattern called for a bulky yarn but I used worsted and made it a size larger. So instead of a medium bulky it's a large worsted. My gauge came out good.
Forgive the dumpiness of the above photo. I took it in my PJs determined to do a post today. Also, forgive my shameless Facebook & Twitter plugs. lol...
I love this sweet and simple cardigan. I don't know if I'll ever do it in a bulky but I will probably need another one for work.
Anyway. Toodles to Everyone and have a wonder week !