Those of you who follow my blog and Ravelry adventures might remember a vest I designed last summer called "Asilomar". At the time I made that vest I wanted to make a cardigan, but did not have enough of the yarn I was using. I finally got around to re-knit “Asilomar” as a cardigan and in lighter color yarn. I modified the pattern for the fitted sleeves. I just love this way (seamless, set-in and knitted topdown) to knit sleeves. I am becoming addicted. This is my second design with this type of sleeve construction. First time I used this method in my own design was in this cardi. I do not know why I was afraid of this type of sleeve before. They are so easy and no sewing!!!
I love how everything worked out in this cardigan, especially the sleeve detail. I am glad I decided to re-knit the vest as a cardigan.
You can find my project on Ravelry here.
Also, "Asilomar" cardigan version is my entry into ColourMart Spring 2013 knitting contest.
Design competition here
Sweater competition here
"Asilomar" pattern is available as a free download on my blog or Ravelry.
I might publish this modified version of the vest as a separate pattern for a cardigan…not sure yet…still deciding…;-)
About the yarn. I have used ColourMart Cashmere/Cotton 12/50NM fingering wt. It is soft and lightweight. The yarn is also impossible to break by hand. I had to cut it always. The gauge did not change with blocking. The water was barely tinted with color. I just washed cardi once and rinsed few times.