Happy Friday everyone!
I just realised that despite talking about this project for weeks as I worked on it, I have not shown you my finished cardigan: "Make Space" by Veera Välimäki, from Interpretations Volume One.
I have worn it twice and can report that it is really comfortable, if not particularly warm.
It will be a good one for summer... which has not quite arrived in my part of the world!
The yarn is all from Yarn Pony, Mica, who is one of the organisers of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
I bought most of this from Kathy's Knits in Edinburgh, after buying the darkest skein at the first EYF in 2014. I am not sure if it is still available.
If it is, I would love some more - it is beautiful!
Mica seems to specialise in over-dyed colours, with just a wash of a darker tone over the base shade.
The only other UK-based dyers I know of who use this technique are Knitting Goddess and Countess Ablaze. If you know of others, please let me know!
It was a compelling pattern to knit.
I enjoy having regular milestones in my projects, and I introduced additional colour shifts to fit my available yardage, adding to the knitterly flow.
I followed the pattern as written, other than as a result of my misunderstanding about the buttonholes.
I thought they only went as far as the narrow stripes, which at my gauge took me to the waist.
As it turns out, this style feature is not a disaster, but it does give me pause to consider what I wear underneath, to avoid indecent exposure!
Yes, I am really pleased with the finished garment.
It fits well, it feels good and it goes with most of my wardrobe.
Can't say better than that!