What’s On The Needles

I recently took part in an e-book trial at work. I work in the Science industry so you can just imagine my surprise (and delight) when I thought I’d try my luck and search for books on knitting and one came up . It was “The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges” by Anne Budd.
I had heard of this book before but it wasn’t one that I owned. I “borrowed” the e-book and had a look. This convinced me that I had to have my own copy in my library. It is just like the title says: top down sweaters, multiple sizes, multiple gauges.

In another unrelated incident I also stumbled across the Garter Yoke Cardigan  and decided that it would be perfect for using up some Noro Kureyon and Cascade 220 that’s been lingering in my stash. I’m pretty sure that I once even had a copy of the issue of Knit 1 that the pattern was in but have since given it away. I put the call out on Ravelry and Facebook but so far no one has come forward with a copy to sell. I know I can buy a digital copy but I’d prefer the hard copy (call me old-fashioned when it comes to magazines).

Just at the right time, Anne Budd’s book arrived! Perfect. I decided to try my hand at a top down yoked cardigan following directions in the book.

Here’s where I’m at:

So far, so good. I’m happy with how it’s looking. Although in hindsight, I might have preferred a looser gauge.