Friday, 18 July 2014
a cardigan for summer
Here's the knitting project that I mentioned the other day. I finished it! A nice summer's cardigan.
I used a pattern from this book, as recommended by Emily who has made a few gems from the pattern, including this amazing sparkly number. The pattern recommended some super soft angora wool, which would have been a real treat, but I was aiming for a more summery garment so I substituted it for some recycled cotton yarn.
I'm really pleased with the outcome - its very comfortable and the right level of cosy. And it was really pleasant to make as it was mostly knitted together as one piece, so I managed to avoid too much of the dreaded sewing together.
Perfect for a summer's evening in the garden or by the sea.
And I might well make a winter version at some point too, using some cosy lambswool. Super soft, like this little friend...