Back in December, I was lucky to win a copy of Jane Richmond's eBook Island. I knew the first pattern I would knit from it would be the Grace cardigan. I also knew that I wanted to knit it in black.
My first LBC has been loved. A LOT. And, I'm long overdue in adding another classic and versatile black cardigan to my arsenal of sweaters.
After all, while I am inexplicably drawn to bright colors and flashy yarns at my LYS, I'm a complete neutral girl when it comes to getting dressed in the morning. These two contradictory characteristics directly led to the development of my resolution to make more wearable garments in 2013.
A sock-weight raglan definitely fits into my wardrobe plans for the year. (I really should have thought-out the whole white bra black cardigan thing... sorry).
Similar to Oolong, this cardigan is a great length, weight and classic design. Unlike Oolong, I knit this one back and forth and didn't seam a darn thing. I do feel a little bit bad about that... but not too bad.
Yep. This one's a keeper. Oh, and can I point out how great a job Mike did photographing the detail on this black sweater. I mean, That's not an easy thing to do.
The dogs felt the need to participate in pictures this time around. They didn't think it was fair for Mike and me to be outside without them. While we're on the subject, do any of you knitters with dog/cat/bunny/furry friend companions have secrets for de-furring hand knits? I mean, besides using tweezers to individually remove caramel colored hairs from your black sweater... *sigh*