I have a backlog of sweaters to share, but I'll start with this one. It's based on Cameo, a pattern by Wendy Bernard from Custom Knits. In the spirit of the book, I tweaked the pattern by changing the neckline to a wide scoop, adding waist shaping, and knitting it in stockinette with baby cable ribbing for the button bands.
The bulk of this cardigan was knit while the boy drove us up the northern coastlines of California and Oregon, a lovely kayaking/camping/microbrew pub sampling trip I should share at some point. I even knit for hours while he was driving us on a 4x4 trail, hence my decision to knit this in stockinette!
I still think I prefer knitting top down raglans, but this may be influenced by my frustration at the set in sleeves, afterthought sleeves, on this pattern. The sleeve cap shaping wasn't hard, but it did require a little more concentration than I had available on "rip the sleeve" day.
Since I used 1/2" buttons, I used eyelets, yarn overs, for buttonholes. I just had to remember to k2tog on the next row. Sewing on the buttons wasn't as tedious as I thought it would be, thanks to wonderful tutorials such as this one.
Top down sweaters are nice for us tweaky types who knit on the fly! I'm hooked!
The Dirty Details
Pattern: Based on Cameo by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: 4 balls of RYC Cashsoft DK, colorway Poison
Needles: Hiyahiya interchangeable circulars, US Size 7 and 5