Sunday, 27 June 2010

Here is Carrie !

I tend to favourite designs using 4 ply yarn. I just like the look of the fabric. This time I chose to knit Carrie by Kim Hargreaves from her latest book Misty. As usual it is so wearable.

I used the now discontinued rowan 4 ply cotton , shade ripple. A pretty pale minty color. The patterns calls for 4 ply milk cotton but I preferred to de-stash. The buttons are a nice find from the knitting and stitching show in Ally Pally last year. They are carved coconut shells and dyed blue.
This cardigan is textured with a cording and garter stitch trim. The collar is made separately and seamed to the body.

The lower body below the cording has a pretty cluster motif while the sleeves and upper body got a different smaller clusters.
I knitted the icord 20 cm smaller than stated and then wet blocked it . The cord stretched and the stitches became even.

Nice !