This morning I steam-pressed the last sleeve of Pomme de Pin (which I finished on Wednesday) and sewed it into the body. I am done!
I am more or less pleased with the sweater. I used five skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina in the Stovepipe colorway and made my sweater oversized. I completely re-engineered the sleeves and the armholes and they turned out the way I wanted: like normal sleeves rather than skinny tubes. In retrospect, I wish I had worked the back of the neck like a normal sweater. As written, there is an odd extension of the body that rides up the back of the neck and does nothing for me, apart from wrinkle in an unattractive manner. I suppose if you had a swan-like neck, this would look better.
Still, the yarn is lovely and soft so I don’t mind it too much. I’ll still wear the sweater in cold weather and will likely be pleased to have extra fabric in the back of the neck. But hopefully I’ve learned my lesson: stick with traditional-looking cardigans.
Loki was a big help in the finishing of this piece. See how pleased he looks?
He has headed off into his little tent to rest after all his hard work!