FO: Seagrass Cardigan

Talk about a super quick knit! Hello, Seagrass! I whipped this baby up in 6 days!
Sea grass cardigan
This all started from these two skeins of Neighborhood Fiber Co studio worsted that I picked up at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. The color, Fells Point, was calling out to me and they told me that it normally doesn’t come out looking like this but that it was a particularly stunning batch. I picked up two skeins (800 yards total of a light worsted/dk weight) with no plan of what to do with them but I knew it needed to be some kind sweater. Short sleeved, cropped, whatever – it was going to be a sweater.
Sheep and Wool haul
I also decided I didn’t care to create a pattern, I wanted to find a pattern that fit the bill so I searched through designers I liked and wouldn’t you know it one of my favorites, Cecily Glowik MacDonald was having a pattern sale! I picked up Landing: Winged Knits Vol 1 and decided that Seagrass was the perfect dk weight, short sleeved summer cardigan that I could wear in my icebox of an office. I also want to make 4 other patterns in that collection so you will probably see more of those as I start knitting for my fall/winter wardrobe.
Sea grass blocked
Seagrass a top down raglan construction that used ribbing in a smaller needle size for waist shaping. And the bottom has such a lovely lace pattern – it was perfect. I swapped out the ribbed band and just did a garter stitch band around the piece after I blocked it so I wouldn’t have to really concentrate on the ribbing. And I used almost all of the 800 yards of yarn I had. I barely have enough left to make a swatch! I threw it on over a scoop neck tee paired with a pencil skirt this week but I can throw this on with capris or over a sleeveless dress and not freeze to death at work. And in the fall I will layer this over a long sleeve tee for an extra pop of color.
Sea grass cardigan
I absolutely love how the color pooled in the yarn. It has bands of a deep yellow, bright green, turquoise and even a hint of mint. It’s so yummy and I’m super happy I made this my last purchase at Sheep and Wool. Added bonus, green is my favorite color and I’m realizing that when I knit with green yarn, I’m 3x’s more happy than with any other color. Silly but true. I said to myself before I started blogging that I wanted all my sweaters to be hand knit sweaters and I’m slowly but surely working towards that goal. When you wear something you’ve made it just makes you even happier to get dressed in the morning, am I right?

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16 thoughts on “FO: Seagrass Cardigan

  1. Looks great. It seems to me that you manage to pick colours that go with your wardrobe even when you don’t think they will. Nice job!

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