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Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung


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Looks like I'm never gonna wear this until next Summer (sad face!) since the So Cal weather just got a lot cooler after a week-long scorching heat wave. I finished this about 2 weeks ago but have been delaying posting here to see if I can take more pictures outside.  

So I had the wonderful opportunity to test knit for designer Maria Leigh. She is known as Amigurumikr on Ravelry, and her blog. I got to know her first as Mari on a Korean knitting forum over at Then realized that she is a designer, whose Picnic Cardigan has been published in Interweave Knits Summer 2o10.


Of course I was super excited when I first saw Drew on her blog, and then when she asked if I would be interested in test knitting the pattern, I jumped at the chance. It took over a month to complete the project, only because I got married in the process, moved into my husband's place, and had other sample knitting projects with looming deadlines.












YARN: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted 4skeins

NEEDLES: US 7 Knit Picks Options Interchangeable Nickel-plated; US E (3.5mm) crochet hook



The neckline is pretty deep and sexy, it'll be better if knitted a bit higher for office/everyday wear. I wore this on a 105 degrees day in LA with a cami underneath. I could totally see myself making another one in warmer yarns too.