Since last week, I’ve made good progress on my cardigan design. Last week I finished up the body and got it blocked. And last night I finished the first sleeve. (It took me three tries to get the sleeve perfect, so it gosh darn better fit into the armsceye like a glove. Don’t fail me now, math).
I’m quite enamored with this sweater. I generally have fond feelings of almost everything I knit, because making a sweater/hat/pair of socks/blanket/whatever appear from a pile of yarn just makes us knitters pretty awesome people in my book. But this sweater is born not just from a pile of yarn, but also from an idea in my head. Having a tangible, physical object come from a thought is kind of blowing my mind.
I designed this sweater with only myself in mind. I wanted an interesting cable detail down the back (check). I wanted pockets to carry around my keys at work (check). And I wanted it to be fitted, but easily slide over another top (the math tells me this should be a check). I think I will grade the pattern for multiple sizes and take a crack at writing up the pattern. I want to get into garment design and this is good practice. I am a little overwhelmed with the idea of writing up the pattern because I fear no one will understand the pattern. But that’s a problem for Future Brandy – for now I will just enjoy finishing up the sweater and adding it to my wardrobe. Because, look, I made this!