Cardigan Comeback: Monte Rosa Bound Off

Well, it's 2015: Cardigan Comeback and I've FINALLY finished a cardigan for myself. 



Pattern: Monte Rosa by Isabell Kraemer
Size: 36"
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Magic Orchid, about 4.25 skeins; contrast color is Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK weight in Garnet.
Needles: US 7 and 8


I'm pretty psyched about this sweater. It could've used perhaps a tad more waist shaping, but that's about it. The yarn is soft and warm, I love the color, and I've been wearing this sweater every time it's cool enough. I made the mistake of NOT wearing it to Rhinebeck--I wanted to wear one of my own designs, and the only sample I had was cotton--and froze my butt off, but I did wear it on the drive up and the drive home. 

The only mod I made was to use the contrast color on the inside of the collar, which I think gives it a nice pop (although it's not really visible in these photos, which we took about an hour after I got back from Rhinebeck). I know some knitters opted to do the body in stockinette, but I love the garter stitch, it feels extra squishy and cozy.

I am having a little trouble keeping the buttons fastened and am wondering if I should finally learn how to back a button band for more stability.

Now that I have a new cardigan in my wardrobe, I'm reminded why I started this project, and really hoping I can magically find time to knit at least one more for Cardigan Comeback!

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