Well, I did it again. I have gotten super behind with my posting. Good news is there will probably be a flurry of posts for the next two weeks or so.
This is a 2-fer because the skirt is as simple as it gets.
The cardigan is the very popular "Featherweight Cardigan" by Hannah Fettig, also known as Knitbot. I do mean popular. Right now, there are 8,490 projects in Ravelry, but that will go up as soon as I post mine! The beauty of this pattern is its simplicity. If you look through the projects on Ravelry, you can get so much inspiration to customize it for yourself. I wanted the basic version, though, since my yarn is fun. It is hand-dyed by Ewe2Yarn. The colorway is called Herb Garden.
The finished sweater actually reminds me of camo, which is fun.
The only downside to this sweater, for me, is the raglan sleeves. I must have shlumpy shoulders or something, because raglans always seem to slide down my shoulders. Super annoying. I am going to add raglan-sleeve cardigans to my no-no-knit list along with single-ply yarns. (Single-ply rant here.)
The skirt is simple, but it sat half-finished in my sewing room for months. It is just a rectangle seamed together to form a tube, and then fold-over elastic is stretched and stitched on the top for a waistband. The reason it sat for months is that I made it too big at first. I added too much ease at the hips and it was not very flattering. The idea of unpicking the elastic, making the skirt smaller, and then re-doing the elastic was just too much. Finally, I decided to just cut off the elastic and put on new. Much easier.
Here is a look at the waistband.
I used a narrow-hem foot on my sewing machine for the hem. The finish looks nice, but it was a super slow process getting the edge to go into the foot evenly. I definitely need more practice with it. The fabric is a poly charmeuse from Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota. I love a nice border print, even if it is polyester!