I finished the Raindrop Cardigan and I was so completely positive I was going to love it, but it came out 'meh' and it's totally my fault, and I'm bummed by the whole thing.
Let's call it "knitter error".
I used Berroco Vintage, because I had it on hand, and I liked the color, and I saw no reason it wouldn't be perfect for this pattern. The whole way through, it looked good, the size looked good, the pattern showed up beautifully, and I couldn't wait to snuggle up in this lovely work- appropriate cardigan.
Do you see the curling? I steam blocked those edges HARD.
And it's made specifically not to button, so if I try to overlap the fronts (with perhaps a snap placket) then it will probably pull across the hips.
All I can come come up with is to get some grosgrain ribbon, either black or grey, since there is no way to match the red, and line the insides of the edging to prevent them from curling, but since the edging goes straight into the collar, what do I do with it - let it go all the way to the edge of the collar and hope it doesn't look stupid?
I am open to any and all suggestions, please and thank you!
And look how lovely the back is, I simply adore it.
This is totally knitter fail, I never thought about the fact that vintage is only 40% wool. Grrrrrrr.