A few years back I knitted a summer cardigan and wore it exactly – never.
I took some real trouble over it, with loads of cabling on both front and back and I’ve always wanted a light weight ivory cabled cardigan. So what went wrong?
Well, for starters, inspite of frogging it twice I never got the CF band right.
Can you see how the CF dips down quite dramatically because the band does not have the right tension. So that’s the first thing I want to amend. I will frogg the existing band and add one of the right length AND made it a lot wider and make it into a shawl collar.
Also the sleeves really annoy me: they are a little long for a summer cardigan but also way to tight. They do fit, but it’s quite a close fit that I think doesn’t go well with the relaxed look of the garment as a whole. So I want to frogg the complete sleeves and make them 3/4 length but wider from the end of the ribbing onwards.
Hopefully these changes will make the cardigan into the much loved garment I always intended it to be.