Pattern: Snowdrift Cardigan, design by Michele Rose Orne, from Inspired to Knit: Creating Exquisite Handknits.
Yarn: Cascade Jewel, in turquoise. I fell in love with the yarn and the color, even though I knew I was going to have trouble finding the right project for this hand-dyed thick-and-thin almost-bulky weight yarn. And I was right. As with most of my projects, this yarn has been through other incarnations, none of them satisfactory. . . .
Thoughts: . . . . and this jacket was no exception. The yarn does not drape, and it is surprisingly heavy. So the cardigan grew, and grew — especially the sleeves. I feel like I am wearing muffs. On the other hand, I love the idea of the big cabled collar and the big cabled cuffs, and it was a fun knit — it’s just that the final cardigan is too big for me, and awkward to wear. Nevertheless, I think I will wear it (at least a couple of times) for no other reason than for its dramatic value 🙂