Is it a sandwich or a cardigan? Read on to find out…
This Winterfell Cardigan is the first pattern I have knit by the designer Katrin Schneider, with whom I was not all that familiar before hearing about Winterfell. This cardi was one of those designs that I not only promptly added to my Ravelry queue but also added to my mental queue as an absolute must for the immediate future. Clearly I followed through, seeing as it is August and dreadfully hot–therefore not ideal for wearing. Yet it is done. This design is an excellent introduction to Schneider’s work, and I could not be more pleased with my cardigan.
The Winterfell Cardigan pattern was specifically designed with La Bien Aimée Merino Sport yarn, so though I needed no excuse to purchase the same, I gobbled up a Winterfell quantity of LBA Merino Sport in the colorway Peanut Butter and Jelly. I am growing more and more convinced that Aimée is a yarn dyeing genius. The idea of a peanut butter and jelly colorway is so singular, so spectacularly mouth-watering–yet she blew it out of the water. This silvery purple and fuchsia fusion with creamy, caramel-orange peanut buttery bits and black speckles prompted me to make many a PB&J. This yarn is absolutely fabulous!
Below is an obligatory WIP shot.
Selecting the buttons was no easy task–which is why I left it up to my Instagram followers! After rummaging through my belated grandmother’s button stash I turned up six sets of 7-count buttons that I felt could work with this cardigan.
The overwhelming majority felt that the eerily matching purple buttons in the third column were best for this sweater. One of my friends, Karina (@tomahawkcreekcreative on Instagram) worded it perfectly:
3 all the way!!! That cardi is so incredible it doesn’t need contrast buttons in my opinion. The focus should be all about that yarn and pattern. I like “pop” buttons on more neutral garments.
I can’t decide whether I like it better open or closed…
I love how the slanted stitches flow perfectly into the knit stitches of the ribbed hem. Little details like this get me super hyped.
At one point during the photo shoot Jiji wanted to be held. For those who don’t know the backstory, we adopted Jiji and his brother Bowie a couple of months ago when we found them on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere. They are the sweetest kitties!
To view my Ravelry page for this project click here.
To view Katrin Schneider’s Ravelry store click here.