This won't be the most exciting of outfit shots, but that's okay. Sometimes even I, devotee of colorful prints and rich colors, need something basic.
So here she is, a basic black cardigan. How did I not already own a black cardigan? I don't know. But now I've closed that gap in my wardrobe and can move on with my life.
This is my second version of the Featherweight Cardigan (I debuted the first one here), and probably not the last. It's just such a perfect wardrobe staple for the Atlanta climate--takes the chill off on cool spring and autumn mornings; provides just enough of an extra layer during our mild winters; and wards off the deep-freeze of overly air-conditioned public spaces in summer.
On my first Featherweight, I did a ribbed border around the collar. On this one, I did as the original pattern called for and made a rolled stockinette border.
Started - Finished: February 21, 2012 - March 31, 2012
Yarn: Heritage Silk by Cascade Yarns (color #5672 Real Black)
Needle: US 4 (3.5mm) & US 5 (3.75mm)
Size/Yardage: 35.25", about 800 yards (Slightly less than two skeins. On the first Featherweight I made, I had to use a small amount of a third skein of the same yarn. I guess the difference was that I did the collar of the first one in k1p1 ribbing, a stitch pattern that eats up more yarn than the stockinette of this one.)