It's finished!!!!

I have finished my short sleeve raglan sweater and I absolutely love it!!!  This will be perfect for wearing in the office this fall over a turtleneck shell or a long sleeve tee.

I did a slight modification for the sleeves and you can find the details on my Ravelry project page here.  I did not make a buttonhole for this sweater, instead I sewed the button directly onto the sweater bands.  This means I will be pulling the sweater over my head to wear but it will help preserve the integrity of the knitted fabric (buttonholes can become loose).

I can't say enough about the Tahki Yarns Vermont I used for this project.  This yarn is wonderful to knit with, keeps it's shape (even after blocking) and has a very light and airy feel to the finished fabric.  This is a lovely blend of 50% Merino Wool and 50% Superfine Alpaca.

I used 8.5 skeins of this yarn, which is 790.5 yards or 722.8 meters, and a US size 8 (5mm) circular needle in a 24" length.  For binding off the ribbing I used a US size 9 on one tip and the US size 8 on the working tip.  This gave a nice bind off without being too tight.

This is the fourth cardigan I've made this year and now it's time for a pullover!!!

Until next time ~ be creative!