The City Cardigan is finally done. And now it comes back to me why I don't like to hand knit cotton yarn. Cotton yarn with big rayon slubs. Cotton yarn with big rayon slubs that also splits like crazy -- you get the picture.
As mentioned previously, I changed a few things. I'm happy with the way the collar/neckband looks by not picking up the band stitches as directed in the pattern -- much neater. I'm also glad that I moved the shoulder line in (maybe about 2 inches?), as this pattern is quite wide in the shoulders -- and I'm not. Changing the three buttons to one large one? That change I'm not so sure was my best bet. But, it's done now, and I won't be ripping out and re-doing that. One change I wish I had made but didn't would be reducing the depth of the armhole. I don't need the extra room there, and I think it makes the sleeve too large. I was happy to have added extra length to the body. I also added short row bust shaping in the fronts, and while I'm glad I did, I may have added one set too many. I really need to re-think just how much extra to add now that I've lost a little weight. All in all, I'm pleased with the final result, but as always is the case -- it could be better. But it's done, and I'm moving on -- time to start thinking autumn, no?