It is official – another addition to the National Knit a Sweater Month archives – I think this is my 5th one? – of sweaters knit within the month of November. I didn’t challenge myself too much in the technique department, but I did introduce a never-before-attempted form: a cardigan with pockets! The coziest of sweaters *always* have pockets!
Terra Cardigan :: reverse stockinette with pockets
Pattern: Rebecca 34 magazine – #13 pattern
Yarn: The Fibre Company Terra in “Nettle” colorway
Needles: Size US 8
As I stated on my Ravlery notebook, all Rebecca patterns need some “hand holding” and this one was no different. The problem with this one was the armholes and the sleeve length. The armholes were very deep in the pattern as written, and I ended up doing some extra seaming to fix this in the end. Also, the sleeves were pretty long to begin with, and got even longer after blocking. This was my 5th Rebecca pattern, so I always go in knowing that I have to rely on common sense and “knitter’s intuition”.
Since I finished this one the week before Thanksgiving, I have worn it nearly everyday. It is perfect to pull on as I head to the mail box or out on a dog walk. I have worked with Terra before (I wrote up that pattern for the Sherbrooke Cowl using it back in 2008) and it is a very nice yarn. It did stretch a lot in blocking, which worked out because I wanted a longer cardigan. However, if you are going for a more form-fitting garment, it is worth noting that when you use this yarn.