Pattern: Portage by Melissa Schaschwary (link leads to Ravelry)

Yarn: Perfect Storm on Classic DK
Amount: 7 skeins (88 g remaining)

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm), US 6 (4 mm), US 7 (4.5 mm), US 8 (5 mm)
Size: 35″

Started: February 15, 2020
Finished: March 31, 2020

Because I tend to knit in the round more tightly than when knitting flat, I went up to US 8 for the sleeves and US 6 for the sleeve cuffs. I also knit an extra inch before starting the cuffs, only knit 4 inches of the cuff, and did not include the turning row. I’m certain I also lengthened the body a bit, but I forgot to take notes on that part!

I absolutely adore this finished cardigan! Seriously, I love everything about it. The pockets are perfect, my modifications worked out great, and the color is 100% me. I would happily knit this again… probably while wearing this one! Seriously, I’ve napped while wearing it. I adore this cardigan.

There’s a few pieces of the pattern that are initially a little hard to understand, but I had the good fortune of knitting this during a KAL! If anyone is knitting this pattern and has questions, I now feel pretty confident that I can help!

My only suggestion, especially if using hand dyed yarn, is to knit the sleeves before the collar! Yarn management became a bit of a challenge for me when it came down to the sleeves. It’s much easier to use the leftover partial skeins in the collar than in the sleeves (at least to me).

Ravelry: I also have a Ravelry Project Page for this knit. However, many people (myself included) have had issues with the new Ravlery. It is known to cause eye strain, headaches, migraines, and seizures. Please be careful when proceeding to Ravelry!

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