This summer I'm going to have a bit more money and a lot more time, so I'm going to embark on a relatively big DIY project. I've been knitting for a few months now, but I've yet to make a sweater, so I'm going to start on a cardigan for myself.
The issues here are twofold:
1. There aren't many knitting patterns for men's things
2. Those that exist tend to think Small = US 40 or so.
So, I'm going to use a women's pattern, modified in a few ways.
It looks like this:BackShoulder Detail
Modifications will include:
-Adding a closing mechanism (I hate open cardigans, I'll probably add toggles or buttons)
-Changing the back piece. I don't like the lattice things in the standard pattern, so I'll probably do one giant cable up the back
-Adjusting lengths as needed
Am I crazy for thinking this is a good idea?
Also, what color should it be?
The yarn I've picked out is 30% Alpaca / 45% Merino / 15% Silk / 10% Donegal so it should be bulky/warm as hell.
Colors I'm considering are:
So yeah. This should be an adventure.