Monday, November 23, 2009

FO: Whisper Cardigan

Pattern: Whisper by Hannah Fettig
Source: Interweave Knits, Spring 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace (2 Skeins), Colourway- Applewood
Needle Size: 2.75mm, 3.5mm, 4.5mm circular needles
Alterations: I knitted the Cardigan much longer than the pattern suggested, continuing to do the increases every second row.

Im very happy with this cardigan its so lovely and light, perfect for the warmer months. I'm so glad I made it longer, I was debating weather or not to leave it cropped, but in the end chose not to. I think it goes better with jeans, skirts or shorts when its longer, which is what I mainly wear. I'm also very happy with the colour, I was a bit worried that it may be a bit boring and plain, but it goes really well with just everything in my wardrobe.

Otherwise, I'm still working away on the other Hannah Fettig pattern the Feather Weight Cardigan, which is coming along nicely. I have also decided to knit the Coroline Cardigan by the talented Ysolda Teague. I have chosen to use Malabrigo Silky Merino in the Blackberry (421) colourway, which arrived last week...

Its so lovely and soft, with a light sheen, cant wait to get started!

With the weather warming up I have also been keen to cast on some smaller projects. I have a skein of Malabrigo sock yarn which I'm thinking of starting the Springtime Bandit shawl. I'm also thinking of making the knee high Garden Gate socks using some yarn which I will hand dye. I think these socks would look really cute peaking over the top of winter boots. Just have to think up a colour combination and get dying.