Pattern: Modern Garden
Yarn: Plymouth Yukon, in “Pumpkin”
Needles: 10 mm circulars
Notes: This was a test knit for Veera, who designed the absolutely stunning cardigan, Modern Garden. It is designed to use the leaf motif as the shaping, which works quite well. This means that where the leaves are broadest, there are more stitches, such as the bust and hips.
I got to choose my own yarn, and I chose the Plymouth Yukon, as it was a great price on Webs. However, I must warn you that it sheds. And sheds. And pretty much sheds more than my fluffiest cat, Gatsby. Giving the sweater a bath helped tremendously, and did adding some glycerin to the soaking time. It’s better now, but while I was knitting it…. orange fluff everywhere.
A word to the wise: chunky knits require negative ease. I really recommend that your Modern Garden have some negative ease, too.
My husband G always takes the pictures, and I feel like recently we’ve really found out photo groove. We had lots of fun shooting these photos on Halloween, but is was SO windy that day!!