At the end of summer last year, I started the KPS NeckDown Wrap Cardigan. I was at one of the girl's horsey events in Palmer. I realized too late that I'd forgotten to bring a bag of knitting! While things were quiet I zipped over to Fantastic Fibers and purchased the pattern, needles, and enough Cascade Quatro to do the job. Easy pattern. Seamless. Plain stockinette. The only fun was the shaping and the cool edging. It...was...boring. very very very boring. And although I had completed the front and back and started on a sleeve (which incidently changed gauge a bit when changing from circ needle to double-points for the sleeves), my eye was caught by something flashier, lacier, quicker to knit, whatever...and the KPS has languished in the time-out corner these past several months. Happily, during this little 2 week staycay, I cleaned out my WIP basket and decided it was time to finish this cardi. So I did! Just in time for a fall wardrobe pick-me-up.
And now here's the finished project......
Such a simple and classic knit. Close-up of the details....
Butt the cat also wanted in the photo shoot..
Pattern-Knitting Pure & Simple KPS Neck-Down Wrap Cardigan
Yarn-Cascade Quatro-100% wool
Needles-AddiTurbo size 8s, KPO size 8s, Brittany doublepoints size 8s
This is truly no-brainer TV knitting at its finest.
I bet you thought this was a clever something old/something new thing huh...not so..
The sweater was something old...but this is something NEW!
With the high price of gas (>$4.50) and my 70 mile RT commute, and a newly licensed driver in the household, we bit the bullet and got a new car. It's a 2009 Subaru Forester. Sunroof. Seatwarmers. 5 speed manual transmission. Front/side/curtain airbags. Best safety rating from Consumer Reports. Oh yeah...I'm loving it too.