I don’t even remember how I found it. Was I looking for patterns for a specific yarn or just looking for patterns? But there it was: a cardigan that I might easily see on one of my D&D characters.
In the wake of Mad Max Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this forager cardigan and cowl is quite appealing. It is casual, it is unique, and it allows me to wear my geek to work.
I am not going to make the cowl that is part of this pattern. At least not yet. I like how it looks, in the book. I don’t think it is fully the look I want to wear to work all the time. Instead, I’ll use the two remaining hanks of yarn for a different, warmer cowl.
I knitted the smallest size, but I think I should have knitted the next size up. The back isn’t wide enough and it doesn’t drape the way the example does. That said, I like what I have.
This is a good project for beginning knitters – three panels knit in a stockinette stitch. The most complicated section is at the lower hem of the front panels, where you need to knit partial rows to angle the hem.
I am terrible at updating my knitting projects on Ravelry. So don’t go looking for the details there…yet.
The yarn is from Knit Picks, a silk/wool blend in fingering weight. The yarn is a dark grayish brown (called Fedora, an appropriate choice for this archaeologist). It is a good neutral that pairs with my blue jeans, olive jeans, and future gray Ginger jeans.
I really dig the asymmetrical look. Just a little something unexpected. Unfortunately I think this is a summer cardigan, rather than a fall sweater. Which is disappointing considering that the cool weather has rolled into Seattle.
There are two other projects on my knitting needles – one quite geeky, and one a bit more of a spring sweater. Then I’ll start on my winter cowl.