Bent’s Fort Cardigan is a bottom-up, one-piece (mostly) swing-style cardigan sweater. It has a stylish design, with honeycomb stitching as a lower border, sleeve cuffs and lapels, and a southwest mosaic design throughout the body. I recommend that you check out the photos at the link – this is really a stunning piece.
Yarn is Knit-Picks Gloss DK in color Black (70% Merino/30% silk) and Lunabud Buddy (75% Superwash Corriedale Wool and 25% Nylon) in color Gleba, knit with two strands at once. Lunabud a fiber artist who spins and dyes yarn. I picked this up in Southern Indiana at one of the few yarn events I’ve attended.
- Things I’m learning:
- (1) Stitch markers are a must to keep track of where I am in the repeat (I drew lines on the chart at 10-stitch intervals to help with counting. – Interweave, are you listening? This would be very helpful for complicated charts.)
- (2) I need to allow plenty of time to complete a row – at least 20 minutes, one way
- (3) I need to have plenty of light to see what I’m doing. It’s challenging to knit with black! For Christmas, my husband gave me a rechargable LEDGLE LED lamp that hangs around my neck. I would not be able to knit this without direct lighting.