I’ve finished the Minimalist Cardigan and I actually wore it to work. My thoughts about it are this:
It’s a bit small. A bit tight in the armholes, and a bit snug around the bust and midsection. The reason for this is not because my gauge was off. My gauge was perfect and the garment came out to the exact dimensions I was expecting when I swatched. The reason for the size issue is even more idiotic than bad swatching. It’s because I was not thinking straight when I was trying to figure out what size to make and didn’t consider that I’d be wearing this over a shirt. Duh! I was so concerned with getting gauge and making sure to knit the size for the gauge I was getting, that I totally forgot that little important factor.
But besides that, it fits pretty well and I like it. It’s warm and stylish and I made it. I love the color and I love the fabric made by the moss stitch and I love how the moss stitch looks in tweed. So overall, I’m quite pleased with this, and can definitely see me making another one (in a larger size).