Woot! A finished object!! I had meant to post this as one final make for 2017, but that cruel bitch that was 2017 had one last ‘fuck you’ in store for me…. the stomach flu (or food poisoning) on New Years Eve [insert vomit emoji]. I will spare you the graphic details, but I will say that it is not an experience I would wish on my worst enemy.
At any rate, back to more pleasant matters. I give you my finished Armande!
Armande is a bottom-up seamlessly knit cardigan sweater from Andi Satterlund. I knit this in a size large, using size 8 needles to get the right swatch. I started it around Christmas 2016 and finished it up around Christmas 2017 🙂
And what a start it was!! I had a pretty rough time with it at the beginning….particularly the pockets. I ripped back and re-started them twice before I finally frogged the whole damn thing and started from scratch. But honestly the whole thing was user error….never question the directions!
Despite the rough start I do really like the way the pockets were knit, it makes for a very smooth and seemingly very sturdy pocket 🙂
Otherwise it’s a fairly simple knit, great for binge watching and knitting days…. Knitflixing if you will 😉
I was a bit nervous about the fit, but other than being slightly big in the shoulders it’s pretty good. In these shots I’m wearing a sturdy long sleeve shirt under it…. this one actually!
The buttons are again from Wood Buttons. These actually weren’t what I originally ordered, they were out of that and sent me TWO replacement sets instead of slightly different buttons. I honestly can’t remember what I originally ordered and am quite pleased with these.
The yarn is Homestead Tweed from Plymouth Yarn Company in Oatmeal Tweed. When I envisioned this sweater it was with this EXACT kind of yarn and lo & behold I was actually able to find it!!
It was my last purchase from my old LYS The Village Knittery…. which just recently went out of business 😥 😥
But cry not, for I have this insanely warm sweater to remember them by! Yes, it is fitting nicely into my Winter is Coming Wardrobe already…. because as you know if you live anywhere along the eastern seaboard of the U.S.- SHE HAS ARRIVED!!