Well, start a blog and finish a cardigan…. some day.
This is based on Stefanie Japel’s lovely Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan on knitty.com, find it here: Cardigan
It is adapted for me as I’m much shorter and quite a bit more curvy than the lovely Dr Japel, also I prefer bracelet or elbow sleeves rather than full length ones. I also edged it in seed stitch rather than the rib of the original pattern.
I chose the yarn (Stylecraft Special with Wool) as I have knit with it before and it works beautifully. Clear stitch definition, easy to tink and washes too!
The colour was easy too. As Audrey Hepburn said, “There is a shade of red for every woman.” I adore red: clothes, shoes and lips.
Probably my favourite part is the buttons. I’ve recently begun to play with Fimo clay and these buttons are the result. The knit effect is done by twisting ropes together and I made them into shank buttons by embedding split rings before baking them hard.
All together a great result.