Vitamin D

Start date on my Vitamin D cardigan was October of last year!!!  Finally, this project is off the needles… huge sigh of relief!

Vitamin D

I’m sort of on the fence about this one 😦  I don’t know if I would feel differently if I had lengthened the body so that the “drapey bits” in front draped better.  That said, a whole sweater in this yarn, Tosh Merino Light, is absolutely amazing.  It is light and squishy and the color, even after a good soak, has remained as vibrant as it was in the skein.

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The pattern itself is very well written and I loved working with short rows to create the curved shape on the front edges.  I looove me some short rows!  I tried the sweater on for size while it was still on the needles after the yoke was done and the sizing was spot on.  I wish I had tried it on again to check for waist length.  I have a good bit of yarn leftover too, wah, wah, wah!  But that’s not going to stop me from wearing this cardigan, because it’s a great layering piece and I love the mustardy gold color.

Vitamin D 4

I went up two needle sizes throughout the knitting of this sweater. I paid attention to binding off really, really loosely on the edging and also the cuffs.

Vitamin D 3

The day we took these pictures was nowhere near a good sweater day – more like sweltering, whew!  Like my other knitwear, this one is going inside the closet until the fall.  My knitting mojo seems to have vanished too and all credit goes to the additional vitamin d we’re getting this summer over here on the West Coast 🙂  It’s been one gorgeous day after the next!

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Now for the project deets…

Vitamin D 5

Vitamin D (my Ravelry notes)
Pattern: Vitamin D by Hiedi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Tosh Merino Light in “Candlewick”
Needles: Size US 5 & 6 / 4 & 3.75 mm

Links for the pattern and designer are on

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6 Responses to Vitamin D

  1. Kelly says:

    This is very cute! I love the colour choice for this one. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again you look good in EVERY colour!!

  2. affiknityf says:

    Wow…. drop dead gorgeous! Sweater is nice too.

  3. Alice says:

    Hey, you finished Yay !!!! Super cute on you too !

  4. tara says:

    oh that is simply gorgeous! love the colour, love the cut — so very very pretty indeed. It will be the perfect fall cardi!

  5. Nicky says:

    Your knit work is all kinds of awesome!!! Thanks for your honest evaluation of the pattern. I’ve had it in my library for a while and I thought of making it longer as well. I think yours is a great fit and it will work well in your Fall wardrobe.

  6. Siga says:

    This is looking very great. I marked this post in my feedly many days ago because I wanted to come back and comment on it, but only today I find the time (life with a toddler, huh). The colour and the fit are amazing. Really well done!

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