You know how sometimes a pattern comes along that just suprasses everything you already have in your queue and you just need to cast on it the first chance you get? Well, Siri was like that for me. Love at first sight. There's something about the design that is at the same time both simple and complicated, interesting and very everyday that really spoke to me. I happened to have enough yarn for it in my stash, so there was nothing really stopping me.
For a design such as this yarn with good stitch definition is essential. Especially if you want to knit it in black. I used Drops Cotton Merino which I think was perfect for this cardigan. I've had the yarn in my stash for ages and can't even remember what I orginally bought it for. I've been wanting to knit a black cardi for a long time, but somehow never got around to it before now.
The yoke of this cardigan has a complicated looking pattern of diamonds made out of rows of small 1x1 cables. The first few rows were a bit messy and it was sometimes hard to keep track which stitch you were at, but as the pattern started to emerge it got gradually easier. The rest of the cardigan was smooth sailing - plain old simple stockinette stitch.
I love this cardigan because it goes with everything: open or buttoned, with jeans or dresses, at work and at home. And not only because it's black. It just has the little something that makes it tick all the boxes. If you don't believe me, take a look for yourself.
Pattern: Siri by Linnéa Öhman
Yarn: Drops Cotton Merino
Needles: 3.5mm and 4.0mm