Harvest Moon Cardi

Several years ago, I bought a black slouchy knit turtle neck with a split hem. I wore that thing to death. It went with everything. It was super comfy. But it always irked me that I hadn’t made such a simple thing myself.

So, I bought a bunch of Berroco Blackstone Tweed and tried to knit Wintry Mix by Amy Herzog, which is roughly similar to my old favorite. I didn’t like how it was turning out, and so many of the project photos on Ravelry showed collars that didn’t look quite right to me. I ripped out and tried a couple of different patterns.

None of them satisfied me.

Harvest Moon Cardigan
Harvest Moon Cardigan

And then I went back to Harvest Moon, a cardigan which had been in my queue for a long time and which called for the same yarn. Why not give it a go? It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it’s what the yarn wanted to be, and lo and behold, I ended up with a sweater that I love, love, love!

I had some reservations about the front edges. The method used to finish them neatly also caused them to be significantly tighter than the rest of the sweater. I was worried that the front edges would pull up unattractively. I’m glad I persisted despite my concern. This yarn blocks out wonderfully, and blooms like a dream.

The pockets required a lot of sewing, but I was able to get through that in an afternoon. I haven’t put pockets in a sweater in many years, but pockets are awesome. I know I don’t need to sell you on them, but they’re a cozy place to stick your hands when it’s chilly out, you can carry around your keys, or dog biscuits or whatever treasure you find on a walk down the beach.

Speaking of treasures, I finished off the sweater with a special item I found in my jar of vintage buttons.

Vintage Button
Vintage Button

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My name is Amy Stanton and I am a blogger from Seattle, WA. If you enjoy beautiful photographs, personal essays, book reviews, travel logs, and brag posts about sewing and knitting projects, then we are going to hit it off. ♥

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