Sunday, June 21, 2009

Woodland memories

I recently finished this cardigan - its a Drops pattern (elegantly named 97-18 Tailored Cardigan), knit in Drops alpaca (7815m petrol green). The pattern is lovely - simple, with plenty of waist shaping and nice increases at the neckline. The bottom hem and the sleeve hems turn up too much though, and I think I might face them in grosgrain to try and combat this - it makes it just a bit too short in both body & sleeve. But the yarn is the star of the show - it looks like moss and woodlands (although a friend said it looked like the sea), and appears to be made up of three strands of green - petrol, forest and a yellowy green - which gives it a good depth of colour. And because it is so light and squishy, it makes for a really warm cardigan that you can squish into your handbag. Perfect for England!

Its a lovely piece to wear, and wear it I do!! Anyway, time to get onto the weekend chores - and a bit of Father's day celebration!


Claudia said...

Woo! Sexy mama! Cardigan is gorgeous, C - that green is simply heaven.

2paw said...

The cardigan is indeed very lovely and shapely and I love the colour!!