Ah... it's been blocked, it's had it's FO shoot, and it's even been worn to a party this past weekend, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint!
This is my Wispy Cardigan, designed by Hannah Fettig, knit in Tanis Fiber Arts Silver Label Mulberry Silk yarn in the Tidal colourway on 3.5mm needles.
My only mods were to lengthen the body so the hem hits right at my jeans, and to go down a needle size in order to get gauge. Other than that, I knit it exactly as directed and it came out perfectly. Were I to knit it again in this yarn (and I think that I just might!) I would shorten the sleeves by an inch or two, that way I would be able to get the whole sweater out on one skein of silk, for this version I used less than 10g of a second skein.
My silk yarn has often been used to knit beautiful shawls, stoles and scarves, but I knew that it was good for more than just fancy accessories, and wanted to show another use for it. This finished cardigan is light and airy, soft and shiny and hits the perfect balance between casual and dressy. Paired with a tank and jeans it's a nice day look, paired with a dress and heels and it's perfect for a night out! Since I don't go out that much I'll be wearing it with jeans more often then not, and I love that it adds a little silky something special to an outfit. I'm also excited about having a spring/summer knit. I usually knit heavier sweaters and winter accessories, I don't knit much with cotton or more summery yarns, but it will be very nice to have something knitterly to wear in the warmer months.
The design of this cardigan is really very clever. You first knit a shrug and then pick up stitches all around it and continue from there. The result is a cardigan that flows open, done in the silk the fronts drape beautifully and the whole look is really flattering.
I'll be wearing this cardigan at next months Knitter's Frolic. I think I might knit another in a more autumnal colourway for fall...