Follow the Rainbow Open Cardigan
Fri-yay! Don’t forget I have my huge give away going on here Make sure you enter to win! I am also coming at you with a pattern that I wrote for Minerva Crafts. I la-la-loooove the way it turned out. I will link the pattern below and give you my opinions on the Follow the Rainbow Open Cardigan.
It is worked from the bottom up with two fronts and then sewn together. After I did that I kinda wanted to keep it that way but decided to add sleeves. I think I might recreate this to be a racer back pattern though – perfect for the summer.
The yarn that was used was something totally new to me, King Cole Opium yarn. It’s really neat and gives any project you’re working on a unique look. I chose the rainbow color because helloooo why would I choose a basic solid color when there is a rainbow option?
Interestingly enough the entire time I was working on this rainbow creation it was rainy and cold and super dreary out. It would always brighten up my day when I was working on it, and then when I finished the sweater and sewed it altogether the sun came out. How perfect!
I am not going to lie to you, making this pattern was not easy. I make clothing and I have worked a bunch of patterns so I knew how I wanted to make it, but I was not sure if I would achieve the look that I was going for.
When I just started knitting the cardigan, I would look online for inspiration. I would look in my closet to see how other things are constructed. I wanted to make it perfect. This helped so much! If you are nervous about making something and how to construct it just get inspiration from things you would buy or have in your wardrobe.
The Final Product
I absolutely love how this turned out. I know it might be biased, but I am usually super critical of my work. And don’t get me wrong there are parts of this that I want to re-do because it could be better (and I probably will). But I realized nobody else knows what is wrong with it, and if they say something who cares? I made this cardigan! I did it! That is already an amazing accomplishment and I should be proud of the work that I did.
Are you too hard on yourself and your work?