The Walnuss Cardigan by Anke Stricke, is what I'm knitting now.
Would you like to see a picture of the finished cardigan on Ravelry?
Here you are, go to this link. You'll have to be a member of Ravelry to access this, you do this by applying to be a member and when you're invited, you can join and have access to an amazing pattern library. It's free to join.
If you're a knitter you may well have heard of Ravelry, and downloaded patterns. Some patterns you can get for free, with other patterns there is a charge of around $6.
The link to the wonderful world of Ravelry is here.
And one of the best things is that members upload photos of their knitting, so if you want to see what the garment you might knit, looks like on all shapes and sizes of bodies, you go to the projects link for that pattern.
The link to see what the pattern I'm knitting, The Walnuss Cardigan, looks like on many different people, is here.
I have to admit, the pattern for this cardigan is not for the faint hearted. It's a very clever pattern, but you need to be alert when knitting this. I feel as though I'm having a rehearsal for the second cardigan I might knit from this pattern. There are a few uncertainties, like the wool I'm using, I'm not sure the Rowan Cashsoft 4 ply in shade 453, has enough drape for this garment. There are also some mistakes I've made which I only became aware of by the time I'd knitted on quite a lot, and I just didn't feel like ripping back all the knitting I'd done. Like making a buttonhole every 7 mm, rather than the 7 cm required in the pattern. I'll have lots of buttons on this cardigan.
I think I thought that because this is such a simple design, (it looks simple in the photo for the pattern), it would be an easy knit. But it's not a particularly easy knit. I had a question about the pattern which I didn't know how to solve, and I emailed the designer Anke Strick, she got back to me really quickly, I thought that was very nice of her, and my problem was resolved.
Righty-ho, I'm going off to do some knitting, my fingers are itching to get going.
Have a lovely weekend.