Finally, my last post of the day. Its been such a busy 'work' week that today has been the only real chance I've had to catch up on blogland. Anyhows, here is my latest cardi for our little grandee. The last photo is a more accurate representation of the colour. It's knitted in a beautiful aran yarn - Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed, a 20% wool blend. I don't usually knit with wool as it irritates my skin but this was beautifully soft and knitted up really quickly.
Here is a close up of the collar. I knitted the band separately rather than pick up the stitches as I find this neater to do. I already have a pink version ready to start but I will omit the fold over collar this time and opt for a plain button band.
Here's a closeup of the finished item on little lady. Amazing the difference in colour in a different light environment.
I think she must be quite long in the body as I would have preferred the cardi a little longer. This time I've measured her (I know, stable door and all that) and will add an extra inch or two to the pink one.
Also the instructions call for blocking after sewing but I will block before I sew up next time.
Hope you like it.
Off now to start eating the vast amount of food hubby and I have prepared this weekend (he's been on the savouries), finish off some sewing projects and get those needles clicking again.