Aisance Cardigan

20140317-140021.jpgSo much to update on the blog! I have stories from Vogue Knitting Live (it was awesome..) but today needs to be a FO day, because I think Mondays need that. πŸ™‚

I had two cross country flights in in the span of 8 days which meant tons of knitting time that looked like this:

20140317-140315.jpgAnd this:

20140317-140352.jpgbut I ended up with this:

20140317-140450.jpgAnd I love it! It was blocked and dried in time to wear to day 2 of Vogue Knitting Live and tons of people asked about the pattern. Here’s the scoop and why I liked it. Link to pattern: Aisance Pattern and I used cascade 220 heathers, which I really like in terms of affordable and wearable yarn. Not much pilling and the drape is great on a size 8 needle.

The design was awesome because you knit the ribbed collar along with the top down raglan, so it was interesting and I had about four ends to weave in when I was done. The long part in the front is short row shaping and the sleeves were simple and fast..and by then I was ready to be done.

Really enjoyable knit, but I gotta say..one of the most fun and practical cardigans that I have made! Definitely one of the longest cardis, that’s for sure!

What’s on your needles? Anything that’s a marathon project like this one?

Knit and spin on!

8 thoughts on “Aisance Cardigan

  1. I’m thinking about knitting this, but am concerned about the short row shaping, as I’ve had little experience with short rows. Any suggestions? Yours looks lovely!

    • Thank you! Ok, I admit that my shortrow experience was pretty light before this sweater too, and it’s a great one to learn from. I felt like I gained a ton in technique on this sweater! By the time you get to that part, you’ll be in a good groove. If you get stuck, ping me here or look on a ravelry group. I would be happy to help talk you through it..and I bet you will be surprised how intuitive it is! And for the record..I wear this sweater a ton..it’s super practical too!

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