I realized the other day that I haven’t knit too many cardigans for myself. I think the only one, prior to this, was my February Lady Sweater, and there’s the one I knit for my mom, and now there’s my Larch! And I love it. Love love love it.
I kind of sucked at getting full-length shots, but that doesn’t mean I love it any less!
Delicious accidental bokeh! Thank god for tripods and the self timer feature on my camera. As I’ve mentioned here before, I added a bit of length to my cardigan—working for one more inch before beginning my decreases, and then spacing out the decreases by an additional two rows in each section, for an overall body length of about 17″ before binding off for the neck shaping. I worked the sleeves a bit longer, too, aiming for 20″ instead of the 19″ listed in the pattern, and for the first time ever, I believe, I have sleeves on a cardigan that are just right. With my arms at my side, my sleeves hit at the base of my thumb, which is my preferred sleeve length, and this makes me stupidly happy.
I especially love the collar, even if all of the twisted stitches did lead to some wrist discomfort. The collar is soft and squishy and looks perfect whether I button the cardigan or leave it open. Plus, I can imagine wearing the collar “popped” on especially cold days. Thankfully the weather lately has been nice—in the 60s yesterday!—so I’ve been able to wear the cardigan as my outer layer and show it off to the world. I wore it to my volunteer shift on Sunday and then again yesterday, and I’m having trouble not working it into all of my outfits this week. There is snow in the forecast for tomorrow, so maybe not then.
For buttons, I picked up these adorable little wooden flowers at Fancy Tiger a few weeks ago. I wanted something simple that would still stand out on the red backdrop, and these fit the bill beautifully.
Pardon me, I’ll be busy living in my cardigan for the next few weeks.