Last Saturday I finished my Vertex cardigan. I have wanted to knit and wear this ever since I saw the pattern last year in the Spring edition of Interweave Knits. I finally decided to do it for the Tops, Tanks and Tee KAL hosted by Very Shannon. Here it is before blocking.
The baby was very excited about the finish as well.
The back with a bit of baby foot at the bottom.
Spread out. Had to take the picture quickly before the little guy grabbed it.
After blocking. The yarn says it is washing machine safe but lay flat to dry. As I was laying it out I discovered this rip on the right front.
Then this hole in the right armpit. I may have let out a little scream. I gave myself a time out and went outside to think. Later that night I did my best to fix it. A lot more knots on the wrong side than I would have liked but it is wearable.
My daughter took these pictures on Monday. I need to reblock the right front as it doesn't lay well right now. I didn't stretch it out to the right measurements once I found the holes.
Looks good from the back. I guess I'm happy with it but I need to reblock it.
To reward myself for finishing, I picked a pattern for this yarn I bought in April. I decided I wanted a sweater for myself so I had to order more yarn. The pattern is Sun Rose and I plan on starting it during Very Shannon's Summer Sweater KAL. I wound the first two hanks but my winder has been giving me troubles so I have had to split the hanks into two. I also wound yarn for a different project and some of that yarn could be wound into one cake while other hanks had to be split into two. Maybe it's time for a new winder.
Here is the yarn spread out. I think it's lovely. You can find it at WEBS here it is on closeout with only 7 hanks left.
And one last shot of the little guy in his playpen but still helping.