Today we welcome M.K. Nance to the blog to share her process on creating Undercut.
I feel in love with top down sweaters with set in sleeves while working on a sweater for New York Sheep and Wool 2016. It was my intention to have a new cardigan in a sport weight alpaca acquired at Sock Summit 2011 but that did not happen between knitting Fenugreek (Twist Collective Winter 2016) and the flu (but it was also unseasonably warm so wearing one would have not been fun). I ended up finishing it a few months later.
I used a photo of that Rhinebeck sweater in my submission (because I can’t draw) and knit a quick swatch. I wanted to design a cardigan that would have some interest in the front but be playful in the back. Undercut lacks waist shaping as it is a transitional piece meant to be worn in overly air conditioned office in the summer and or as a layer on a cold winter day. This style of cardigan is flexible and allow for easy adjustments to waist shaping and length while one could try it on as it is being made.
When I finally knit a version of Undercut for myself, I will do it in Peacock because it is a lovely color.