Thursday, 19 November 2015

Knitting: summer cardigan

Yes, it is winter already... I know.  And yes, in the meantime I've knitted many wintery things... But sometime during the summer I also knitted a little cardigan for my darling sister and I believe it's high time I wrote a post about it:

This is how I go about with my family: I send them 2-3 alternative patterns, and they get to choose which one they prefer, indicating the colour combination they want at the same time.  This is how it went with this one as well:  My sister chose the pattern and, while on vacation, we discovered a craft shop together and chose the yarn on the spot...

The yarn is Camilla from Madame Tricote and I just loved the  way it makes little designs of its own.  With a simple knitting technique, the results are just amazing!

The pattern is the DROPS 120-20  jacket.  It served as a good basis, upon which I made several changes (I never said my sister was an easy customer ;-))

I knit it longer in the back so as to match the length of the front, which I also did without the triangles - in a few words, I knit it as a proper cardigan.

I knit the sleeves at 3/4 length, so that she could wear it over a longer period of time, and not just the summer (I agree...)

When doing such substantial changes, I found that having my sister around helped a lot, because I could immediately try the part on her and either confirm or make changes on the spot so that there was no waste of time.  Don't know how the whole thing would turn out if we were apart...

As to the buttons, the shop we got the yarn did not have anything that my sister liked, so at the end we decided to leave the cardigan open.  And it looks just fine!

I'm really pleased with how the cardigan turned out and I'm even more pleased that my sister has worn it over and over again and she just loves telling people that I've made it for her <3

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