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My vacation sweater.

Before blocking
After blocking

I bought this sweater pattern and yarn at Stitches last August in Chicago.  The pattern  is Sundrop Cropped Cardigan by Kirsten Hipsky. I didn’t figure I’d get to it too quickly as I usually have shop knitting to do.  So when we found ourselves on a four-day road trip to Arizona and a month away from the store this past winter, I decided that was the perfect time to take a stab at the sweater.  I got most of it done on the road, then finally finished it after we got home.  It originally had three-quarter length sleeves, but I decided I wanted them longer, so I picked up the stitches and did a 2×2 rib with a little flared cuff.  I also made it a good 8 inches longer than the pattern called for.  Plus I changed the button placket to garter stitch instead of ribbing.  All in all, I really like it.  I made it with Webs Valley Yarns, “Sheffield,” which is 70% merino, 15% silk, and 15% angora.  Totally yummy, even though I do find fibers floating everywhere!