I finished knitting my Gnarled Oak cardi at the beginning of the summer, and finally got around to weaving ends/adding buttons/ blocking etc… In August (so I could enter it in the county fair. It won a blue ribbon:) )
So, the middle of a heat wave is not the best time to finish a cozy, warm alpaca sweater, but this past weekend it actually cooled off enough to get it out and wear it for the first time. Woo hoo! Here it is:
Pattern: Gnarled Oak Cardigan by Alana Dakos from the book Coastal Knits
Yarn: Knitpicks Andean Treasure in Prairie Heather (mmmmm, baby alpaca! so soft!)
Modifications: almost none. I did lengthen the sleeves by a couple of inches since most patterns tend to run a bit short on my arms.
I love how it turned out! The stockintte stitch knit up fast, and the leaf pattern on the yoke was a lot of fun and just enough of a challenge to keep it interesting. This one will get a lot of wear this fall, for sure!