Alright, alright, I’ve held your hands long enough, with the helpful hints and detailed directions and graph charts. No more mollycoddling- you got a picture and some instructions, go knit that cardigan already!
Perhaps the extreme brevity of this week’s pattern, with its ‘you get the idea’ attitude and lack of any detail whatsoever (“Embroider flowers, as suggested on sketch”) is due more to cramped layout than churlish writer. The paragraph-long charmer was stuck far in back of Handicrafter Vol. 10 without even a picture of someone wearing the finished garment. Just ‘there it is, have at it, kids’.
It’s a pretty adorable cardigan to just be stuck in the back of a magazine when all the other patterns get full-page photos and layouts, what with its pleasing chevron effect, crew neck that’d go nicely with collared shirts, and ease of chunky gauge. It would look great in any sort of jewel-tone, or pastels, I guess, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Pictures of Woolydown, the yarn used, can be seen here on Cathy Knits – a similar substitute would probably be Lion Brand Thick & Quick or a similar all-wool yarn. Enjoy!