Anyone who knows the iconic Featherweight Cardigan knows by looking at my version that I changed a few things. In fact, since I changed the gauge to knit it tighter (29 sts over 4″), added stripes, changed the edging, and the arm length, and the body length, and the arm shaping, you could say that I didn’t make a Featherweight at all! But I feel like I did follow the inspiration from there.
I am filled with satisfaction, pride, and a mood that shifts between glowing contentment and giddy pleasure. It’s the nicest thing I’ve ever made. I feel slim when I wear it. It balances striking looks with an easy casualness that makes it something I actually could wear nearly everywhere, but most importantly will wear everywhere I do go.
As crazy as it sounds, I loved knitting it up. It seemed to go quickly. The stripes probably had a lot to do with that. They were thick enough to represent a real sense of accomplishment. As long as I didn’t do the math of how many stitches each 30 row stripe represented, that is.
I will definitely be knitting more fine-gauge projects. In fact, I’m knitting another Featherweight. This one has even less to do with the original! I can’t wait to share it with you.