Last summer I made a black cardigan but the truth is, I never wear it. it's heavy and too hot for summer wear but not warm enough for winter. i still needed that basic black cardi that i could live in, so i started a pattern from knitscene at the end of summer 2010.
Pattern: Who Me? Cardigan from Knitscene Fall 2010
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted in black, 6 skeins
Needles: #7 and #8 knitpicks options
Started: August 2010, Finished: October 2011
i knit the back, pockets, and 2 sleeves and then promptly got distracted by other shinier things. i didn't pick it back up until about a week ago. i couldn't even remember which parts i had finished so i had to double check to be sure i hadn't already knit the fronts and just lost them somewhere. it was an easy finish. i bought a separating zipper but of course, i lost it too. maybe someday i'll find it and install it. i have almost a full skein left so i was also debating making a permanent belt. but in reality, i'm probably calling this one done.
i've been wearing it pretty much nonstop so i think i finally found my go-to cardi. i've realized that you have to go into the project with the correct expectations for malabrigo. i picked a very warm comfy everyday sweater without intricate stitch details. therefore i don't care that it's already starting to pill and look shabby after only a week. it's like wearing a hug. i love it.
i'm entering this in October's Celebrate (non?) Color. and kudos to Spicy for getting some decent photos of a black sweater. yay!