This is my first attempt at anything other than the simplest pattern. It went pretty well. At least with knitting, when you mess up you can just rip it out (aka frogging) and try again. Nothing is really permanent, though the yarn does become a bit fuzzy by the third go!
I did block the pieces before sewing them together using an iron as per the instructions. Initially, the hem looked nice and straight. After a few wearings it is a bit wave-y again. I suppose I could give it another go, but I am not really bothered. Even the picture in the pattern book shows a less than absolutely straight hem.
This pattern is called "Page" and is from Kim Hargreaves' book Cherished. It's pretty; it's warm; it was fun to knit; the instructions were good. My only caution would be that my shoulder's look really wide in this cardigan. This is very unusual for me since my shoulders are narrower than my hips! Normally, I want to accentuate my shoulders in order to make my figure appear more balanced. This cardigan surprised me, when I saw myself in a full length mirror. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who wants to down play the size of their upper body.
|I even found a belt that was an exact match, on sale!|
|See, even their example for the book has a slight wave to the hem.|
|There are fans down the sleeves.|
|Fan detail down the back.|