I used to have a passionate love for fall but over the past several years, it has been hard to let go of summer. I’m just never ready to say goodbye to all of that fresh produce or to the late evening sunlight.
I initially started work on this light and airy cardigan in early summer and had planned to have it finished much earlier. Sadly, it was about halfway finished when it was stolen along with my bag containing laptop, wallet, credit cards, makeup, car key, etc. Of all that I lost, losing that knitting was the only thing that brought me to tears. It was so frustrating to lose the hours spent working on it, the money for the yarn and needles, and the beauty of the fabric I had created so far.
I’m so, so glad that I decided to give this project another go. The particular combination of yarn (Quince and Co. piper), this stitch (fisherman’s rib) and this construction (knit horizontally across the bodice) yields a truly gorgeous result. I adore the finished cardigan and know I’ll be wearing it often in the coming months.