FO’ SHOW: Featherweight Cardigan

I’m so happy to announce that I finally finished my Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig!  This is a big feat for me since it’s been on my needles for over a year and it is the first sweater I’ve ever made for myself.  I’ve only ever knitted baby & toddler sweaters.

I knit this out of Malabrigo Sock yarn in the colorway Lotus.  I didn’t want to use laceweight and I think Malabrigo offers a nice price point for the amount of yardage that you get in a skein.  Malabrigo Sock is 100% superwash merino with 440 yards to a skein. You can find it online at Webs.  I knit for the 38.75″ bust so that I would have a bit of ease. So I purchased 3 skeins and had a major mishap with one (it was a tangled mess after I had attempted to use my ball winder) so I really ended up with maybe 2 1/2 skeins.  But, I still have a good amount left.  If I had to guess, I would say about 150 yds?? In general, I really like the yarn.  The only thing I disliked was the pilling that occurred mid-knit.  This yarn blocks very well.  After I removed it from soaking and gently pressed the water out, the fabric was very pliable and you could manipulate it very nicely.

I’ll be debuting this Tuesday!

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