To me, the LBC (Little Black Cardigan) is equally quintessential as the LBD (Little Black Dress). Which is why I consider it slightly strange that this is my first stab at knitting one.
Often, when I'm picking out yarns, I gravitate towards purple and green palates, and I really do admire them. However, I don't wear a lot of "loud" colors. I'm a pretty basic "Grey, Black, Brown" sort of dresser. It's probably something I should work on. But, until I channel my inner Betsey Johnson, why fight it?
Pattern: Soltice by Cecily Glowick MacDonald
Yarn: 9balls Lenox by Valley Yarn
Needles: US 10.5
Notes: The whole time I was knitting, I thought I had cast-on for the 33 1/2 bust. Turns out, I can't count. I cast on for the 31 1/2bust instead. It worked out. I don't have as much drape in front as I would have liked. I'm getting over it. Lenox is INSANE soft and cozy. It knits fairly evenly, but definitely looks cleaner in rib, seed and twisted stockinette than it does on the sleeves. I worked the pattern as written, but gave myself an extra inch in the length of the body. I can't stand a sweater that needs constant tugging and pulling down. I find it's usually better to be safe rather than sorry.
12/9/2011 05:44:59 am
I agree - everyone should have a little black sweater. You did an awesome job!
12/9/2011 11:29:58 pm
That is the perfect black sweater! It look great on you. Enjoy wearing it!
6/10/2012 01:10:05 am
Love this yarn and this sweater! Finally started knitting it but don't know how to do twisted stockinette and didn't have internet access. Is it just knitting in the back? Now that I re-read your post and see the pics I'm wondering if I should rip back to the collar and start over? Only have about 8 rows done so far. Looks so much better in that stitch than straight stockinette. Thanks so much for your site, love it!
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