Another finished adult-sized garment for the year. Grand total of 2. Hmmm, need to up the ante.
This cardigan, Jingu from Berroco #308 collection (Ravelry notebook link), was a simple knit with a fun detail: the drawstring neckline. This is just the kind of knit I needed to get back into the groove – and it worked! Because now I want to KNIT EVERYTHING.
Yarn was Berroco’s Vintage DK – a great acrylic/wool blend that has NO squeak or unnatural sheen. I’ll definitely keep this yarn in mind for future projects because it has a nice hand, drape, and even with the acrylic content, blocked well.
Beads for the drawstring were a little splurge – carved wooden beads and antler (gathered AFTER they are shed) beads from Beadazzled in downtown DC. My knit night friends helped me choose these, and they are what makes this one special. Now, just to make sure those special beads don’t get in the way when I am cooking…