Friday, January 9, 2015

Professoressa Cardigan

Well, I've finished my Professoressa Cardigan.  I last mentioned it here.

I love this cardigan!  The fit is perfection.  It doesn't slide off of my shoulders at all like some other open cardigans (ahem, raglans, cough).  It is nice and cozy warm, thanks to the beautiful alpaca yarn, which was the perfect choice for this style (I take no credit for that - the example uses alpaca).

 One unique design feature of this sweater is the slightly ballooning sleeves below the elbow. I almost left this design element out of my sweater, but I'm glad I gave it a try.  They make it a bit more special and fun, even if I do feel a tad bit like a pirate in a puffy shirt.
Anyway, I'm wearing this as often as the weather will allow.  Great pattern!  It is in the book Textured Stitches, and this is my fourth completed project from this book, so that was definitely a good buy.


  1. This is so gorgeous, Jenny! Well done! Sewing up one of my cardis as I write, hoping it won't take forever (sewing up isn't my strong suit...) :-)

  2. Very nice sweater Jenny! I could have used that one last week in the office!! I bet you'll get lots of use out of this one!

  3. This sweater is absolutely gorgeous! The color is beautiful and it looks great on you. Good for you for going for the funky sleeves--I think a touch of uniqueness is great in a self-made garment. I don't knit, but you're making me wish I did!


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