Knitting Finished Object: Habu White Cardigan #115

This post should probably begin with: I hate my neck. But instead let's go with: I love this cardi!

The finished object pictured aboved is Habu Textile's White Cardigan #115, a less refined version than the one pictured on Ravelry, but no less loved for its wabi-sabiness.

The construction is something of an origami wonder to this Western mind. The back is knit, sleeves, then two unusually shaped fronts that are kitchenered together at the neck, sewn to the back (side seams) then the bottom edge of the collar is mattressed to the top edge of the back. These instructions had me, my mother and an entire yarn shop flumoxed until we realized I had screwed up the armhole shaping--and a few other things.

For someone who pays more attention to detail than the knitter does here at Nake-id Knits, this is an easy, clever knit--one strand of soft pencil roving combined with a strand of black and a strand of purple ramie (the colors of the ramie can be customized to the knitter's taste--the olive and khaki would be smashing!) to create a dusty, variegated effect.

I suspect this sweater will get a lot of wear.

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