Wow! Look at my gorgeous Neon cardigan! My first cardigan!
When this pattern was released I instantly fell in love with Joji's cardigan and the wonderful bold Plucky colours. I remember badgering my husband at 6am for his opinion on the chosen colour so I could order my yarn. "Now, now, answer now! Quickly, quickly, I'll get cartjacked!" If you've bought from Plucky you know that the updates are a frantic now or never!
The colour is called Icey Audrey and the yarn is Plucky Sweater, a DK/8 ply weight. It has 10% nylon so it's not the softest yarn and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed when it arrived. The colour though is fantastic and I'm sure in the long run the nylon component will make it wear better. Don't get me wrong - it's not scratchy and is fine to be worn against your skin, it's just that I've been spoilt with lovely soft super wash wool. I love the other Plucky bases - the Primo ones include cashmere and are heaven.
The cardigan is knit top down, in the round in Tulle stitch - it looks a lot like crochet to me. When I knit my swatch I was a bit worried it had a nanna-crochet look to it and not a cool-crochet look, but the Plucky Ravelry group assured me it was cool :)
The sleeves are called the contiguous method and they are so very clever! Since this is only the second sweater I've knit I had absolutely no idea about the construction; however I followed Joji's instructions and hey presto - amazing sleeves!! The sleeves are knit in the round compared to the body which is knit flat - so the method for the stitch changes. Like many knitters on Rav I went up 2 needle sizes to maintain gauge.
The buttons are from Purl Soho - I took my swatch to New York with me :)
Given the tulle stitch is very lacy the cardigan is as warm as toast! I heart you Neon…
Ravelled here. The Wiksten Tank in Nani Iro I'm also wearing in the pics is blogged here.