Sarah Zip Cardigan Pattern
Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles
Sizes 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)
Here's our latest addition to the Figheadh Yarnworks line. I started working on Sarah early in 2006, finished knitting up this sample earlier this year, and now the pattern is all edited and finally ready. I love these three braid cables and wanted to merge them into a sturdy, yet feminine zip cardigan. It was a very fun knit, and I would even like to do another in Cascade Eco Wool. The cardigan's midi collar is knit separately and sewn to the sweater, and the shoulders are joined with a saddle. Follow this link to see the front (scroll down a bit).
I named this design after my aunt Sarah in honor of her 80th birthday in May 2006. I couldn't be there for what must have been a great celebration of that event, so I wanted to show my admiration somehow. Aunt Sarah is one of the strongest women in a whole bunch of strong women on my mother's side of the family. She was a nurse in an earlier life and went on to nurse her own husband, Uncle Jack, when he had a stroke. He lived for many years because of her wonderful care for him. When he passed away, she just transferred that love and care on to others--family and others--in more ways than anyone will ever know. I have always appreciated her kindness and her calm, wise demeanor. Here's to you, Aunt Sarah! May you live for many more!
On a lighter note, I have been sucked into the Ravelry fun. It's too much! I am having to do a little at a time, but I am building up my "notebook". If you haven't signed up, you should. If you have, then look for me as jenhagan--yeah, I decided not to go the cryptic route.
I hope the time change is messing with your sleep. Enjoy your November knitting!