Happy New Year!
We typically don’t go out for New Year’s Eve and this year was no different. We kept it quiet at home with Jellybean and were in bed by 12:30am. But I’m excited for 2020, 2019 was filled with lots of new things and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring. What 2019 did bring was three finished objects I haven’t shared yet! So let’s start with the first one I finished.
This cardigan doesn’t have a pattern, I just had my limitations on what I wanted to do with what I had. I’m trying to really dig through my stash this year, use what I have and push my boundaries to try new ideas for sweaters. I really liked this Lion Brand Stitchbird yarn, so I picked some up on a super sale a while back and decided I’d make a bulky weight cardigan with it. Then I decided as I was making it that I wanted to have a contrasting button band, solid colored pockets and no sleeves. I wanted a bulky weight item that would transition into spring and wouldn’t be so overwhelmingly hot if I wore it while teaching in the winter. A fun layer.
I only had one skein in my stash of Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Bulky in black so I had to make that work for a contrasting button band. And for the pockets I used the Mighty Stitch worsted in conch, the pockets are small because I wasn’t sure how long the sweater would be but they can hold my keys or my phone! This yarn is so soft and cozy. I machine washed it and then let it air dry per the instructions.
And since the yarn has so much fun texture to it, I didn’t want to take away from that so the edges for the body and the sleeves are done in i-cord. Simple, quick and a fun piece to add to my wardrobe. Added bonus, it matches my ‘Nevertheless She Knitted’ Tee from Nerd Bird Makery. And if you’re still on a little winter break like I am, I wrote about quick and cozy knits for MDK too!