Brise was really a breeze (see what I did there?). A long-winded breeze, but a breeze nonetheless, just like the other Knitbot projects I've taken on. Effortless Cardigan... Walpole... who says miles of stockinette are mundane? I like having at least one project going that doesn't require my full attention so I can keep my hands busy while watching our fave HBO shows (who caught the True Detective premiere last night?!) or a movie with my husband. Truth be told, now that this piece is finished I will likely move on to the Featherweight Cardigan (also designed by Hannah Fettig aka Knitbot) using some gorgeous Malabrigo yarn I ordered with birthday money last summer... but that's another blog post.
This pattern called for Quince & Co.'s Sparrow, a linen yarn that the collection was designed around. Since Hannah's patterns are of course simplistic genius, they are on the queues of many and this yarn was totally sold out when I went to buy it. This may actually have been lucky for me, because I've been looking for an excuse to splurge on some Louet Euroflax Sport for quite some time... so in the spirit of seizing opportunities (as seemed to be my theme for the year), I went for it. My normal color choices fall under the bold and bright categories, but since I do like to wear such bright colors I figured it would be great to have a neutral tone in my wardrobe. This shade is called Ginger and had just enough punch to grab my attention. (Hey, neutrals can be enticing too).
As I've said before on other Knitbot projects, the seamless design of this cardigan made it simple and non-stressful to create. Sure, it took FOREVER, but that was due in part to my over-zealous period of cast-on addictions, and then it sadly sat on a shelf for the majority of the fall while I was working furiously on Saprobia and then preparing to move. If you erase September, October and November from this timeline, it really didn't take all that long.
What do you think? Have you tried any Knitbot patterns yet? Have I convinced you yet that they are AWESOME?!? I do feel like I should put this out there for those of you who have not ever knitted a sweater but are interested in attempting it: Knitbot patterns are a great place to start. Seaming is a chore, and it can be especially confusing when you're not that familiar with sweater construction and shaping. Lining up pieces to sew them up can be tedious. Why not just get used to the sweater knitting part and not deal with the seams? All you have to do is put live stitches on waste yarn and then return them to your needles later, or pick up stitches along an edge and knit on. Just something to think about. You can do it!
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