The Morchella Cardigan by Whitney Hayward was on my list for awhile and I bought the gorgeous Harrisville Shear yarn back in the winter with this exact project in mind. And then I didn’t knit, for awhile. Finally, this May, I cast on.
I couldn’t be happier with how this one turned out. The Shear is a gorgeous undyed yarn to work with; it has this loft while keeping shape. A dream. The channel rib stitch of this cardigan gave some interest and the button band, while a lengthly part of the process, is gorgeous in the finishing. If you hate seaming button bands, this one might not be for you. I’m so pleased with all the details–this is definitely a great staple cardigan.
I knit this one at the smallest size and went down a needle size because I decided I wanted less ease in my finished garment; I didn’t do a swatch on this one (eek! I got impatient) and so the fit is great–but I could have done with a little bit more oversized. Don’t know if that would have been second size, smaller needles, or smallest size needles called for–if I swatched, I’d know the answer to this. Sometimes, I just can’t be bothered. It’s a habit of mine, and not a great one.
My ravelry notes are here. Do yourself a favor and knit this one.