Tuesday, November 3, 2015

WIP: Urban Aran Cardigan

I'm about 75% ready with my new cardigan in Alize Lanagold Classic - Urban Aran by Patons. Although the original pattern is for a women's sweater, it so much screams cardigan with its symmetrical design, that most of the implementations found on Ravelry are cardigans. And not surprisingly - quite a lot of them are men's cardigans after Jared Flood's popular interpretation. For me it was love from first sight - I saw sanfranfrenchie's cardigan, checked out the pattern, found that it was free and cast it on even before I had all the necessary yarn. I'm using the 300 g left from my husband's Burgundy cardigan, supplemented with another 200 g I ordered.

The feature I love most are the waist shaping cables, which make this design very flattering. Because the texture is basically rib with cables, I still haven't tried to block it, I'm a bit afraid not to stretch the rib too much and to spoil the negative ease I'm aiming at. However, the sleeves seem a bit narrow, so I might experiment with little steam blocking on them first.

I've already bought a matching zipper, but when I arranged the cardigan for this photo today I noticed that the metal ends of the zipper spoil the look of the cardigan, so I'll try to find another zipper with bigger teeth and plastic ends.

I think this photo is closest to the true color of the cardigan.

Autumn pictures from yesterday's hike on Vitosha near Bosnek.


  1. Oh, Carmela! This color, texture... It is going to be amazing! Looking forward to FO!

  2. Кармела,кардиган у тебя будет очегь красивый!!!!

  3. This red is beautiful and the cardigan's stitch pattern is wonderfully striking to the eye.