This cardigan has plagued my knitting basket for such a long time (since October 2007) that I know not what to say about its completion. Good riddance, perhaps!
I cast on while studying microbiology, and it immediately became clear that this pattern would never be a good study companion. The 12-row pattern repeat is simple – dull, even; however, it is just complicated enough to command attention. Since I almost exclusively knit while doing other things, the Katharine Hepburn Cardigan languished 18 months before I finally finished it.
In fact, I would say that I only finished it out of spite. The color is beautiful, but it really is not for me. I am not even so sure the style is right. This might have to stew in the cedar chest until I forget my complaints with it.
Pattern: Katharine Hepburn Cardigan by Kathy Zimmerman from Lace Style
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in “Chuckberry”
Needles: US 3 and US 5
The only modifications I made were to lengthen the body a little, knit the sleeves to full length, and reshape the sleeve cap a little bit.
Although the knitting proved miserable, the pattern itself was very clear, well written, and accurate. The faults are entirely my own, not the designer’s. I should have known better than to jump into this one. Lesson learned the hard way.