But this time it's worked out perfectly. I decided to go with Julia's original hem which works better than the inch of ribbing I'd tried with the first version.
The truly unique colorwork fascinates me; it looks like a pixelated gradient to this graphic designer! Despite my professional expertise, I've struggled to come up with a palette that satisfies me; you may remember my first disastrous attempts. I settled on the gradient from aubergine to pink but I'm still not happy with the lightest color. I wish I could find the next shade up from the rose but I've spent hours looking for the perfect color to no avail. Today I decided to buy an extra skein of Ultra Alpaca in Pink Berry Mix, as shown on the right. I need to swatch, but I think I might like the more subtle coloration, even with the shift in tones. With the extra yarn, at least I can try it.
Last night, I finally got to knit some of the fantastic colorwork. I didn't know you could fall in love with a cuff, but I have. The gentle color shift embodies my original vision for this cardigan. Now I can't wait to finish the sleeves so I can get to the yoke.
And here's some good news! I'm happy to announce the winners for the two recent giveaways. Congratulations to Meghan (anythingbutsnow on Ravelry) who won Marly Bird's Simona Vest and Brenda (bchimomof3 on Ravelry) who won Deb Gemmell's Need a Plus Cardigan? book. Thanks to everyone, as always, for reading and participating!