Tea Leaves Cardigan
During my kinda-sorta spring break last week I managed to finish up all my projects that were laying around, the last of them (and quite possibly my favorite) being my Tea Leaves Cardigan.
You wouldn’t think the simple gathered yoke would be all that exciting, but it really knits up beautifully. I am such a sucker for this sort of pattern: a cardigan that only buttons at the top with a detail around the yoke. My Ravelry queue isn’t filled with million sweaters like this, and I’m not really sure why because they’re so wearable.
As usual, the yarn deserves a lot of credit in making the cardigan look so nice – it’s MadelineTosh DK in Oxblood, a color I absolutely adore. When my Mom saw this sweater, her first comment was about how soft the yarn is. And she’s right. It’s gorgeous in every way.
I knit this pattern exactly how it was written, except for adding in another button hole and picking up less stitches for the button band. But if I were to knit this pattern a second time there is one change I would definitely make – for my tastes, the neck is a little too wide. It still turned out nicely, and it’s not anything that would make me not wear the sweater, just a personal preference.