At long last I can show you the sweater for the sis-in-law. I bound off the last stitch on October 2 (!) and have been positively itching to blog about it ever since. So here we go!
Knowing that I am a little bit dorky and a lot bit out of style, I recruited the aid of my younger, much hipper knitting buddy when choosing pattern and yarn for my younger, very much hipper sis-in-law. After much debating and hemming and hawing, I finally chose the Contended Cardi by Hannah Fettig. The yarn was easier to pick – a superwash worsted in an awesome colorway? Malabrigo Rios in Pearl Ten fit the bill nicely. And the end result? Fabulous (if I do say so myself).
And the really good news? I think she really liked it.
(Oh, by the way, did I mention that my sis-in-law is gorgeous?)
Pearl Ten will always be one of my favorite colorways. (The Man says it’s purple, but I see charcoal… honestly.)
Yay! It fits! (The Man says, “Is is supposed to hang down in the front?” “Yes, Dear. Extra long stockinette stitch rows for that feature!”)
She looks happy to me. Mission accomplished.
Three things about this knit:
1. Once again, Mrs. Fettig has written a wonderful pattern. However, it was extremely boring to knit. In the entire 1000 yards of knitting, there was one single interesting row. The remainder of the knitting was movie-watching-knitting. Which is fine, really, because I like to watch movies. I just don’t think that I will ever knit another just like it. Great pattern. Boring knit.
2. Malabrigo Rios is fabulous. I won’t go so far as to say that it is my favorite, but it is close. It is soft, drapes nicely, and washes easily. Throw in the fact that the color selection is heavenly and that it is Malabrigo and you have a yarn worth every penny.
3. Knitting for cute skinny people is way more fun (and faster) than knitting for me.
Happy sweater, happy sis-in-law, happy me.