I declared my Vivido Cardigan done on Ravelry last week! In reality, it wasn’t finished until this week…just in time for 70 degree days! Fortunately, I know that won’t last! There will be a nip to the wind soon enough!
The Pattern: Vivido Cardigan from Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches
The Yarn: Kathmandu Chunky from the Queensland Collection (85% Merino, 10% Silk, 5% Cashmere…100% heavenly!)
This is my second version of this sweater. I’m on a quest to replace my first version. It’s my go-to, I wear it constantly. Eventually It’ll have to be retired. So far, I haven’t found it’s replacement. While I am very pleased with my new purple tweed cardigan, it is VERY warm. I don’t really get that cold. It’s definitely not daily wear.
Modifications: The Sleeves. The pattern calls for only two decrease rows, in total 4 stitches decreased. That was not nearly enough for me. I prefer a close fitting sleeve so after following the pattern, I ripped back and added quite a few more decreases, maybe 6 more decrease rows (12 stitches). At 3.5 st/in, that’s a significant change.
The Buttons. The pattern calls for only one button hole at the top. I added button holes down the entire cardigan. I’ve settled on using only four of them, at the moment. I may change my mind but history tells me, I’ll never use the bottom ones anyhow.
I’ve worn it out a couple times but today it’s getting a real debut! I’ll just stick to the shady side of the street!