Monday, 14 October 2013

Mon petit gilet rayé !

All done , a charming cardigan with a delicate one row stripe alternating between variegated 4 ply yarn (Hand maiden Casbah sock) in light blue and browns and Madelinetosh sock in antique lace, cream. All those stripes really wore me down and I took lots of sabbaticals from this knit. As a result my tension was lacking in consistency but nothing that good blocking can't transform . My interest rekindled as I was approaching the cuffs with their big cream colour block.
The weather was dismal and grey so the photos are somewhat blurry..
The buttons are a simple thin shell type , but with the wrong size facing, goes beautifully with all the mishmash of the stripes.


The neckline expanded dramatically and I should have cast on less stitches for it. This type of construction, round yoke top down, has no stabilising seams so the weight of the cardigan pulls the fabric on the shoulders down. I also had the misfortune of finding two holes at the fronts which were hurriedly cursed upon and fixed- luckily all that striping concealed those little horrors.

Knit on ! x