If Dennis the Menace knit, I think these would be his tools of choice. So cool that they make me want to get over my dislike for knittng with big needles.
I’m making a neckwarmer for my friend Azi. With lady bird buttons. Unfortunately I have to read a victorian play before I get to do anything else today. After that I’ll post pictures of Stripy, sort out the patterns pages (hopefully) and finish this. Send me concentration vibes so that I can read the play fast.
The Wardie cardigan is worked in pieces from the bottom up. When the front and back are complete they're joined at the shoulders and then the sleeves are worked from stitches picked up around the armhole. The shoulders are shaped at the back, with neat cabled decreases and the bound off edge of the front pieces wraps over the shoulder to join the decreased edge. This style of shaping is known as English tailoring and gives a beautiful fit and a neat finish that's often found on high end ready to wear knitwear.
If you're interested in knitting Wardie but aren't sure about the finishing here's how the shoulders and sleeve go together.