Saturday, October 2, 2010
Bon Voyage Cardigan
If there's one thing I appreciate about a knitting designer, it's when they don't treat their audience like fools. A simply shaped predominantly stocking stitch cardigan with set in sleeves can be a clumsy looking thing, or it can be transformed into something special by the elegance of good finishing, and great detailing.
I'm no master knitter, but with a pattern as good as audrey in unst, and a yarn as lovely as wollmeise lavendel, I couldn't really go too wrong. It still needs buttons,(hello la drougerie!) but the knitting is done.
Pattern: Audrey in Unst
Source: Twist Collective
Yarn: Wollmeise we're different lavandel, a smidge over two skeins
Needle size: 2.75mm, 3.0mm and 2.5mm (I've got the slackest tenstion in knitting)
Size Made: The seventh largest size
Modifications: The sleeve ribbing is a little shorter for my short arms. Not because I'm lazy and wanted to finish them early, no not that at all.
My favourite bits are the knitted on i-cord around the neckline, really making it looked polished, and the beautiful way a set-in sleeve looks when you pick it up round the armhole and short row it in.
The colour is off in the pictures, it's more purple in real life. I just wanted to get it photographed and write this up now, because I might not get time to take better shots before we fly out on Tuesday.
If all goes well, the next post from me will be from London, about the knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace, and I'll have crocheted a teal silk cloche.
Then Dublin for a few days to see Alan's family, then Paris for a week, then London for a week, then Hong Kong for a few days before coming home just in time for the Melbourne Cup!
PS: knitabulous yarn orders can still be made after the 4th October but they won't be mailed until 1st November.
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