Long Love at Long Last is finished! I’m honestly not sure why it took me nearly two months to finish (I started on March 30 and finished May 19) … it was a good bit of knitting, but I think I knit a good bit! In any event, it’s done. I love it. I even have photos to share.
First up, two I took myself. actually this is one photo; the image on the right is zoomed in to show the pretty lace detail.
The construction of this cardigan is similar to Great Love (thankfully, without the pockets – ), which I finished in January (ravelry link), so that was familiar. and the lace/yarn is similar to Whippet, which I finished in 2019 (ravelry link), so that was familiar too. I have to say, it’s a lovely pairing of the two designs!
Ankestrick is one of my favorite designers because I like her aesthetic and her patterns are delightful. Great Love wins for cold weather, and Long Love is a winner for warmer days. The only modifications I made to the pattern was to knit the body about 2″ shorter and the sleeves about an inch shorter. Also, because I plan to layer this over sleeveless and short sleeves, and I don’t need anything to wrap around myself to be cozy, I went down a size. The fit is great.
Here are some full length shots (thanks to Marc) so you can see the length. I’m 5’6″ … I wouldn’t want this to be any longer.
Ankestrick has a great photo on the pattern page showing off the lace (ravelry link). Here’s our best effort.
and of course, because I love y’all and want to leave you with smiles on a Friday afternoon, there are out-takes.Marc really is a trooper to put up with all of this. I only wish my facial expressions and body language matched the feelings in my heart.
Wishing y’all the best weekend available 🙂