Twenty Ten is a short sleeved, asymmetrical cardigan designed by Veera Valimaki. Project number three that I have knitted in the past year from her designs. I'm going to call this my "knitting rule of threes". First, my obsession with Hannah Fettig's knitwear wonders, now Veera. I wonder who will be next?
In any case, I began this project as an early summer knit - actually, I'm pretty sure I cast on for the flight to see my niece graduate from high school in Denver last May. Sadly, Featherweight took priority over it after my return and I didn't pick it up again until this fall. That's okay, since the turmeric colorway of Knit Picks' Billow yarn really put me in the autumn mood. I had been starry-eyed over this smooshy-looking, bulky cotton since they debuted it - was that last year? And for the record, it's just as smooshy as it looks. They have a way with product photos, those Knit Picks people. If you haven't seen the recent release of kettle dyed Hawthorne, prepare to lust.
When I first saw this pattern, I was really drawn in by the asymmetrical button band, again by the moss stitch texture, and the cowl neck really did me in. The model is shown wearing it over a long sleeve top, and looks about as comfortable in it as I look curled up on the couch in my fluffy robe watching Gilmore Girls on Saturdays (while knitting, of course).
I finished it over Christmas and it's been blocked already. I think it might end up fitting a little bit large, but I'm waiting to attach some buttons before I determine that for sure. It's possible that I may sew the buttons on further onto the front panel from the hem than they are meant to go, partly to add a little fabric to restrict airflow, and partly for a more snug fit. I'll let you know how that goes.
Moss stitch is my new jam, folks. I've been using it on other small projects since finishing this one, just because I enjoyed looking at it so much.
Happy Friday! I'm going to mope around because the weather is supposed to be gross AGAIN, but March begins next week so I know I have something to look forward to. :)