Stepping Stones Cardigan by Rebecca McKenzie
Stepping Stones Cardigan is the latest pattern by Rebecca McKenzie. It’s knit from the bottom up in a DK weight yarn and has a lovely lace detail down the front and along the hem and cuffs. It’s drop shoulder and there’s no side seaming (yay!). Rebecca is kind enough to recommend yarns for substitutions if you’re on a budget so that new knitters like me don’t have to agonize over their choices.
I have never made a cardigan, but this one has almost convinced me to try. The easy fit and subtle detailing make this a piece that I could easily see getting a lot of wear out of. From a knitting perspective, there’s plenty to test my skills: bottom up construction – which is new to me – shoulder seaming, and a three needle bind off. But even with all that, it doesn’t look like there’s a lot of the intimidating finishing that sometimes keeps me from trying a cardigan (I’m looking at you, button band.)
What do you think? What’s in your queue these days? I’d love to hear from you.