The pattern is Cornelia Tuttle Hamiltons' Open-Neck Pullover Sweater from Knit Simple's Spring/Summer 2006 issue, which I modified for a cardigan. This is my second time around... can you tell I like this pattern...lol
Instead of the recommended yarn, I used Gray Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted and Cream Caron One Pound for the contrasting sections. I thought it would be interesting to add the contrast color to the sleeves, but ummm nerp... didn't like it once the garment was completed. Without a hiccup, I went to my sewing machine and stitched along the beginning of the contrasting band line and then cut off just below the stitching line and did two rows of crochet... haaa much better.
The neckline on the pullover sweater is very close to the shoulders and being that it was going to be a cardigan I wanted a closer fit and also needed button bands. Join yarn at the bottom edge of the cardigan and did several rows of crochet.
In my weird way of thinking instead of swatching, I figured since I'd worked the first one up using dk weight yarn, I should go up a size for a comfortable fit. Umm yeah about that... the cardigan is big, but not too big that it looks sloppy. Its just bigger than I like my cardigans to fit, so its been coined the boyfriend cardigan. I wore it this past weekend over a thin pullover sweater with jeans and thinking it may be just what I need for the weekends. Maybe I should rename it the weekend Cardigan...lol