mercredi 19 août 2015

Summer cardigans

I felt couragous enough to wear my cardigans in the heat wave and coax my boyfriend into taking pictures of me in the backyard!

The first one is my Liesl. A pattern by Ysolda Teague that can be adjusted and customized in many ways.
I can't believe I waited so long to finish it. It was missing a sleeve and a half, a short car ride away from being done! I left it in the basement for many months and then got scared of moths. So I put it in the sun to scare out any bugs. Phew!
It's such a practical little piece. And it's super quick to knit with the large gauge and feathers and fans motif. I'd like to own one that is more of a shrug and made out of wool. This yarn is nice compromise... being 50/50 organic cotton and wool. It's perfect to layer over a cute summer dress when the nights get more fresh.

The second is a Miette cardigan by Andi Satterlund. I made mine with the same yarn, same needles, and pretty much followed the pattern, but somehow ended up with more stitches when separating for sleeves. 
Then I made my way to the second size for the body and the fit is awesome, so yay for happy mistakes! Sometimes you just have to trust your instincts and go with the little flaws, especially while camping and knitting with a frontal flashlight! ;)
I'm thrilled with my button choice. Little red dots on light green is so cute!
I highly recommend these two patterns. They are both easy to follow/customize and produce some truly awesome pieces.

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