April 5th, 2011

Valley Yarns Show & Tell: Gathering Cardigan

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Our Valley Yarns Show & Tell for this week features #357 Gathering Cardigan. It is knit in Valley Yarns Greenfield, which is on sale in our Anniversary Sale for the month of April. If you’re interested in this great cotton, make sure you pick it up this month because in May, we’ll have all new yarns on sale!

The closure on this cardigan is unique. it is an i-cord with buttons on each side that are fastened into the sweater, so you can close it wherever you want.

We tried on the 36″ cardigan.

First up, we have Grace:

Height: 5’0″

Bust: 38″

Waist: 30″

Hips: 38″

Grace said: “I loved how comfortable this sweater was and the fact that it is knit from side to side. I would need to make it much shorter.”

Dena –

Height: 5’4¾”

Bust: 35½”

Waist: 29½”

Hips: 40″

Dena said: “Way too long for me. I would shorten it by quite a bit. And I would move the closure up an inch higher.”

Mary –

Height: 5’4″

Bust: 41½”

Waist: 34½”

Hips: 44½”

Mary said: “I would knit the next size up in this sweater. The sleeves are a little tight and a little short in this one for me. I would also shorten it.”

Tina –

Height: 5’2″

Bust: 40″

Waist: 33½”

Hips: 43″

Tina said: “I was happily surprised by this sweater!  I imagined that it would be too long, but the flexibility of the closure made it easy to play with the shape of the front which balanced the length.  I like the vertical line of the ribbed front edging and the color is great. ”

Erin –

Height: 5’8″

Bust: 35″

Waist: 27″

Hips: 36½”

Erin said: “I like the length on this one, and the shaping. I’d knit myself this size. I think it some accent buttons at the “gather” points would look very cool.”

Next week, we take a quick look at the Old Sheldon House Capelet and a couple different ways to wear it.

Happy Knitting!

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