Yes, the colors are this bright in person.
Can you see how obsessed with stripe matching I became?
The Acid 80’s Retro Cardie is done! Was it done in time for Rhinebeck so I could stand shoulder to shoulder with Stephanie and Claudia? Uh, no…I ripped out a few things, tweaked sleeve length and obsessed during the stripe matching sew up process. I did wear the collarless buttonbandless cardie to dinner with the knit bloggers, so I did in fact "wear" it to Rhinebeck. Partial credit, no?
Yarn: Bought at Maryland S&W 2004 from a hand spinning guild, though this looks machine spun to me.
Pattern: Direct from the brain of moi, drawing on many, many inspirations
Fun Tech Stuff: I used the tubular cast on and off for double rib on all sections. The yarn was springy and makes a nice rolled, clean edge. After trying several buttonholes in Montse Stanley’s Knitter’s Handbook, I used the ingenious "One row" buttonhole. Now I remember why I like zippers so much–no buttonholes!