Woot! I think, like many people, the only reason I made this cardigan was to look like the 'heavenly creature' in the Interweave Mag. I look like a man in drag. oh well. Comparison pics.
I am fairly happy about how this cardigan has turned out. It was an easy knit, and took me about 2 weeks. I had to make some mods though.
1. I couldnt get row gauge, which affected the cable along the front. In the end, i just made the last cable repeat a little shorter.
2. I did 3 inches of rib on the sleeve instead of leaving as is.
3. The shawl collar did not lie flat - even after blocking. I had to tack it down in places. I think i will try blocking again.
Overall, the pattern instructions were dead easy. I used Bendigo Wool Mills 'Rustic' in 12 ply green opal (a misty teal colour). Very nice stuff to work with! The hardest part was finding buttons to match - i literally went to every place in a 20km radius to find nice buttons.
I'm not sure if i'll ever wear it, but it is nice and warm and cozy thats for sure. Oh, and the wide ribbing around my hips doesnt make me look as gigantic as i thought it would.
Would you believe that this is the first 'proper' (i.e. not socks or beanies) garment that I have made? And please excuse my bed hair, i remembered i had the Boi's camera in the house and could take a photo. And yes, my room is messy - deal with it ;).