Completed Cardigan Sweater

Knit for a friend, with yarn she purchased years ago in Italy (Lane Monterosa, RAB), this sweater was a joy to knit. The pattern (Classic Gansey Cardigan, by Beth Brown-Reinsel, Fall 2018 Interweave Knits) was enough to keep me interested, and the yarn a pleasure to use.

I did have to color the buttons – there are none commercially available in these pandemic times. Not perfect, as I was using what I had on hand, but close enough.

I should have made sure the garment was straight when I took the photo – it really is more even than that!

7 thoughts on “Completed Cardigan Sweater

    1. I started with light blue buttons, colored with permanent marker, then overpainted with acrylics to get closer. Still not quite right, but I was working with what I had on hand. It’s not a permanent solution, but the perfect buttons (or what the recipient wants for buttons!) are not available.

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  1. Beth, This sweater is a marvel of detail! Your friend will wear a treasure! What was the character of the wool that pleased you so much? The soft feel as it went through your fingers? Anne

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