Pattern: My very own!
Yarn: Tahki New Tweed in color 018 (70% merino, 15% silk, 11% cotton, 4% viscose)
Needles: US 6 & 8 circulars
Started: Summer '03
Blue Cardie is a raglan cardigan made from Tahki's New Tweed. She has 3/4 length sleeves with a cable detail. She is stockinette stitch with a seed stitch border. But perhaps the most amazing thing about her is that she was made and *designed* by me! I can hardly believe it!
Since I designed this sweater too, I want to say a little about that process. I had never knit a raglan sweater before, so frankly I was totally discombobulated when I started. I knew that I wanted that cable to go up to the neck though, so I persisted. That's my favorite detail in the completed sweater. I also like the side shaping and I'm surprised to find that the neckband I finally chose (simple seed stitch like the rest of the trim) worked out well. Now for things that didn't work. I think it may be a little large in the body. I designed this to be a sweater to throw on when I'm chilly, so it may work out after all in the bulkier clothes months. But I made it 20 inches across and I'm only about 35 in. around the bust. I also think the sleeves might be a little long. I wanted 3/4 length and wasn't sure how to go about getting that with a raglan. I'll have a better idea next time.