Montview has become one of my favorite cardigans that I have ever made. Especially this winter in the snow and cold that we’ve had this past week!
This was actually very easy to knit and when I first started it I was immensely impressed at Ruth Garcia-Alcantud’s pattern writing and the clear and concise way the design flows. I didn’t question anything. I didn’t even want to question anything.
I loved the yarn choice and made sure that it was definitely my choice for tis project and as you know, I normally substitute yarn choice on a project. Rowan makes some fab yarns and his is one of them. It’s springy and soft and the tweed effect works so well. It makes the cables in the pattern pop. Even after blocking, the definition is fantastic.
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed Aran
Pattern: Montview Cardigan by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
One of the reasons this was ‘on the needles’ for such a long time is that I detest seaming. And the sleeves needed seaming. So, this lovely cardigan languished in my WIPs basket for a number of months. At the end of December, I couldn’t take anymore and took the plunge and just seamed away. And I can now claim this cardigan as the final finished knit of 2012.
For all those out there looking for a designer that understands how a garment should look and feel and a pattern that just flows, try Ruth’s amazing collection. There is definitely something (lots in my case) there for everyone!
P.S. Apologies for the photos… I decided that posing outside in the snow was definitely not my idea of fun, so you have inside pics and me looking a little scruffy!!