I have news.
Today’s the day! My Mood Cardigan is done.
That’s my big news.
The picking up and mitering of the ribbed band was a snap. (I won’t call it a neckband, since sometimes the cardigan will be worn with the rib at the hips. Jeanette Sloan has invented a new thing: the hipband!)
I do love a miter. The neatness is deeply satisfying. In a past life I was a cabinet maker, or maybe it’s just my stoneworking forefathers. I just love the way a miter is formed so logically, and sits so neatly.
I posed a handy model in Jeanette’s four positions, showing it worn rib up and rib down, front and back views.
Rib up, front. in which sinclair has the expression of a model trying to keep the fronts from flapping like sails in the breeze.
Rib up, back. Sinclair is 5′ 7″ (170 cm).
Rib down, front. as much as i love the miters, these draping fronts got me like whoa—so elegant.
Rib down, back. Love the sporty bomber/shrug shape, so practical as a toss-it-on layer. the yarn is neighborhood fiber company rustic fingering, shade cooper circle.
And here’s another handy model, because we like to see the same garment on different bodies.
Rib down, front view. Roomy but not swampy, due to the lightness of the fabric.
Rib up, back view. Longer, more rock ‘n’ roll on a 5′ 1″ (155 cm) frame.
Final model: me.
Rib down, back. May need to fire my stylist, but I think you get the idea—great layering piece.
I cannot show you any more photos of me in my Mood Cardigan because I look, um, extremely windblown in all of them. If the seas calm and I get any good ones, I’ll be sure to post them.
Get ready: you are going to be seeing this Mood Cardigan in a lot of zooms. I finished it in the nick of time for the chilly, damp days that have just arrived.
Thanks to Jeanette Sloan for this triumphant achievement in knitterly sleight-of-hand. I am sorely tempted to go ahead and cast on a second one immediately. The Helix is calling to me, in the sweet bleats of Falkland merino and Gotland sheep.