Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Snowflake progress is slow. I'm not that fast on fair isle but I'm even slower on intarsia. There are so many other projects with my name written on them but I'm plodding on and trying to get this one finished.

I'm pleased with my neck and buttons band. I had to redo the cast off of the neck band so there is a nice tip for you- cast off two stitches together all along cable section slipping them over and go back to normal cast off , stitch by stitch when on stockinette sections. The cast off edge is much neater and not at all flared.
The camera does not do justice to the buttons. They are shell with a white gloss with gentle silver swirls. The John lewis haberdashery stocks them at the moment at an extortion price, - but just had had to have them. This cardi deserve the best with all the amount of work going into it.

I love the vertical one by one rib of the buttons band even though needed to be slip stitch to the fronts.

I still need to finish the sleeves, sew in and gentle steam the seams.
 so far so good :)

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