The Must-Have Cardie
Or what is now known as the Must-Bolero.
This is from Paton's Street Smart pattern booklet, and I made it in the Paton's Classic Merino light natural. I gotta say, I LOVE the yarn - it's lightweight, warm, and super soft. You don't need to wear anything under it - no scratchies!
But hell. This thing came out small and short. I effed the gauge up, or didn't light the right candles and say the three magic words, 'cause this was WAY not my size. I futzed with the zipper bands, adding four or five inches of moss stitch and ribbing, and it'll never be noticed from a trotting horse. I love the sweater for what it turned out to be. But it took a little counseling along the way.....
Sigh. At least it's damn soft.