That's right, I did it! I finished my magical Greystone Cardigan!
It's wonderfully soft since it's made from magical Alpaca yarn.
The pattern was super easy to follow. I'm a little frustrated that the sleeves turned out so darn large. They're really wide in circumference, (which will be awesome when I'm wearing tons of layers in the Fall) but I was hoping for something a little more streamlined.
The sleeves turned out 2" too long, which i went back and reduced, only to find out after blocking they could actually do with another 2" reduction. This most likely isn't the patterns' fault, I'm just a tiny person.
The body of the sweater also turned out a lot longer than I had hoped but, again, I'm super short. I'm sure the extra length will keep me toasty once it starts getting cold.
I am happy with how it turned out. I didn't realize it was going to be such an open front Cardigan, I will be adding a belt and some belt loops so that it says closed in the front.
I realized after making this sweater that I didn't fully take into consideration my body type before choosing the pattern. This is definitely not the most flattering style on me so I will mostly be wearing it as a housecoat. I'll also be wearing it for my evening walks in the Fall.
If you'd like to see progress pictures of my epic sweater knitting adventure you can find them, here, here and here.
I hope you've enjoyed following my magical journey in sweater knitting! I'll be starting another one soon! Stay tuned!
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AFA was launched in 2015 as a craft and lifestyle blog. It has since morphed into a full time knitting blog! Here you'll find pattern and yarn reviews as well as a smattering of recipes and original patterns.