It wasn’t until January 2014 that I finally got around to purchasing the wonderful Morris Woollahra wool in Celadon 1116 from Morris & Sons in York Street, Sydney.
At the same time I found Gail’s wonderful Miette Knitalong posts. This information is so detailed it let me knit my cardigan with a lot more confidence than if I had been doing it on my own, especially as I wanted to add length but working out the lace pattern by myself would have done my head in.
You can probably gather that I am not the fastest knitter, but the cardigan was up to taking the sleeves off (this is a top down cardigan) when we started our trip and by the time we got home I only had the button and neck band to do! I am so thankful that you can take your knitting on the plane now, it does help with the long flights.
- added an extra lace repeat in the length
- didn’t change down to a smaller needle for the bottom band
- and also just knitted 2 pearl and 2 plain as I didn’t want it to pull in too tight.
and you did see it being worn during Me Made May 2014, however when I saw the lace pattern at the centre front in this photo the decision to start again was made.
The other issue that you can’t see in this photo is the bust shaping for the size 38 gave me a very a large curve of fabric off to the side when I left the cardigan open, not a look that I wanted.
The one positive was that I love the buttons that I purchased from All Buttons Great and Small at Newton on the way home from work one Thursday night!
So I have been slowly re-knitting this cardigan starting with a size 36 this time and again added the 2 lace repeats in the length.
I thought I had finished it, and did wear it for Me Made May 2015 but again made the decision that long sleeves where necessary. This wool is too warm to wear in summer and the rest of the year I want my arms covered.
|29 May 2015|
This is why I made my Me Made May 2016 Challenge about lengthening the sleeves so I could finally get to wear this cardigan in comfort in winter.
So here is my mint with choc chips Miette with long sleeves.
This is a snug fitting cardigan but that is the way is has been drafted.