the fishtrap cardigan
here is my version of the fishtrap cardigan from knitter's almanac. it was the first book of elizabeth's i purchased and i have been in love with this cardi for a long time. i love the fishtrap pattern which is an original aran pattern that elizabeth baptised fishtrap.
8 skeins of canadian regal from schoolhouse press in the colour forest brown
addi circs in size 4 and 4 ½ mm.
knitting time a little less than a month.
i have steeked the sweater and made a rounded neckline as described in meg's pattern for the saddle shoulder aran. and i have made a welt that separates from the rest of the cardi by purling one row on the right side. the rib pattern for the welt is from alice starmore's fishermen's sweater. this is a feature that is very common in original arans and i am happy with the result.
it was great fun to knit this pattern and i soon got to know the pattern by heart allowing me to take the sweater with me everywhere i went. i am an avid knitter in public.