The finished product is so incredibly cozy. It feels like being hugged by a blanket. The low sleeves and weight of the piece make it slide off my shoulders if I’m moving a bunch, but otherwise, it’s perfect.
I used Red Heart Soft Essentials in Sea Foam. It’s my first time using this yarn, and I don’t know that I would use it again. Most of the skeins had at least 2 joins, and it’s already shedding. The upsides are the color is gorgeous and there’s no dye lot.
The asymmetrical nature of this pattern was fun, and after the second of 6 parts, I had it figured out. After working through the first section, I made a mental note to always include stitch counts at the end of rows in my patterns. It’s always frustrating to get to the 17th row and have to figure out why you have 99 stitches instead of 100.
The finishing was relatively easy, but as more of a visual/hands on learner, I always want more pictures. It took some experimental folding and really zooming in on her diagram, but it didn’t take me long to figure out what she meant.
I want to make all of the chunky knit sweaters now! Hopefully this style is still trendy in fall and winter 2018! It’s in the 70’s here today already, which is why I went for the cardigan rather than a pullover.
Finally, here’s the completed tracker I used for this pattern!