Happy Sunday everyone! I have had a busy week in which I did not spend much time at home. So my weekend was dedicated to finishing up a near FO. Most likely I’ve complained on this blog at length of how I’m not a fan of knitting things in pieces and having to sew them up. This feeling stands, so after recently knitting all the pieces for this cardigan I took my sweet time assembling everything, weaving in the ends, and sewing on the buttons. This weekend I sat down for the final touch, meaning I now have a brand new cardigan in my wardrobe.
Yarn: Wollkenschaf DK Merino in Herbstlich dunkel
My collection of knitting magazines has been accumulating steadily over the years, and recently I have finally found myself being more and more drawn to knitting from them. It is completely silly that a couple of times per year I receive the most beautiful knitting magazines by mail, find myself drooling all over the featured patterns, and then putting the magazines aside without actually knitting from them. I think this has been mostly the result of habit. When I pick a new project I will automatically log onto ravelry rather than running to my book shelfs. And it is this habit that has been changing a lot lately (with already some recent FOs to show for it, like the Netherton pullover or the Invincible Summer shawl).
This pattern has been a lot of fun to knit, despite the reasonable presence of twisted ribbing and the required assembly. Especially knitting the body was a blast, knitting those little circles of nubbs is adorable.
The yarn was a great choice for this project. This was my first time working with this dyer (Wollkenschaf), which is very reasonably priced and was dyed to order. The pale red/dusty pink/rose colour gives the cardigan an overall vintage feel. Despite me finishing this at the start of spring, I think I can still get good wear out of this over the next few months as a relatively light cardigan to wear over a dress.
Gorgeous cardigan! Did you know that if you add your magazines to your Ravelry library you can use the Advanced Search to search for patterns within them? I’ve been reminded of some gems that way.
That is such a great tip, thanks for sharing!
A beautiful sweater? Well done.
Sounds familiar, I’ve got the same with sewing magazines! Love the sweater, it looks very delicate and comfortable at the same time!
I know what you mean by running over to ravelry. I’ve added the book patterns I like to my queue so that I don’t forget about them.
Your cardigan looks lovely! All that assembly was worth it.
How cute is that!!! Love this cardi, I am sure you look amazing in it!