The pattern is from Vogue Knitting W09/10, and is #24 Raglan Cardigan by Tanis Gray. I didn’t love the pattern to begin with, but soon grew to admire its retro feel. It has a rather cute band of XOX cabling adjacent to the garter stitch front bands, and I looove the raglan armhole – it fits perfectly and is cut nice and high, which I like.
And look – the raglan seam has some neat little garter stitch triangles to accentuate the line.
I did consider making them larger, but decided the small size was part of the charm. Rather than knit the pocket bag separately as the instructions instruct, I knitted into the front and back of each pocket stitch at the base and did it that way – saves hand sewing!
And that’s it! It was a bit cloudy and windy today and I’ve worn it all day, and it is so cosy and comfortable – I highly recommend the pattern and I’m already thinking of knitting another in some olive yarn I have in stash…..
Anyway it is Guy Fawkes here tonight, and now it is dusk the whole city is alight with the bangs and pops of fireworks – I’m off to pour a glass of wine and admire the view from our verandah!