As soon as the pattern for the Twenty Ten Cardigan was released it moved to the top of my to-knit list. I’m always a bit of a sucker for asymmetrical designs, and being that I started this in April, the idea of a short sleeved sweater was very appealing
It fits perfectly (I purposely knit it in a slightly smaller gauge so it would be more form fitting) and the pattern was so easy to understand – if you’re a fan of interesting techniques you’ll appreciate the short-row sleeves. I love the little details like the floppy collar that looks just as great unbuttoned.
And the tiny pocket you can barely see unless you know it’s there. This was the first time I’d ever knit a pocket!
That being said, Twenty Ten was a total snoozefest to knit. With the exception of the cuffs and sleeves, it’s all moss stitch. Knitting this was so boring I lost the will to blog and it made me completely lose my knitting mojo for about three weeks because I couldn’t bring myself to knit another row of k1, p1.
The pattern calls for bulky weight yarn, but I knit mine with worsted and went up a size or two to accommodate the change. I used MadelineTosh Vintage, which is pretty much my all-time favorite sweater yarn now. It’s such a dream to knit with. The color is Dahlia and I have no clue what size needle I used. And even though moss stitch sucks up the yarn it didn’t use a ridiculous amount – just 900 yards.
These pictures were taken by the lovely Sarah (aka Sarie26) on Bainbridge Island while I was on a mini-break in Seattle in late June. Thank you dear!