Look, look! The Spring Cardi!
I managed to make a sweater for myself a liiittle bit more suitable for the weather right now than what Venezia is (thank you for all the lovely comments on Venezia! I’ll soon put up the alterations I made for the neckline). The spring cardi has made her debut, and is just lovely to wear. I have never used this Debbie Bliss yarn, Cashmerino Baby, before, and I must say it’s fabulous. It’s just perfect for summer evenings when the temperature has gone down, and you need just something small. Okay, I do feel cold easily, and I take on a sweater hours before hubby does, so perhaps the yarn is too warm for some of you. But for me it’s just perfect.
The pattern is by Anna Bell, and is very well written and clear. I followed it with very few alterations. Since I’m not very busty, I knitted 2 more rows between the increases in the body than what the pattern stated. I was a bit afraid it would have looked too boxy on me, and I’m pleased with how the shaping turned out. There is in the end the same number of stitches, but the increases are not as steep as the pattern advises.
The buttons are what I have understood is called Mother of pearl buttons. I tried several different models and colours of buttons, but found these to make the cardigan most elegant. Click here for a close up of the buttons!
Pattern: Pippa by Anna Bell
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, 10 balls in colour 503.
Needles: 3, 25 mm Addi crcular needles.
Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10 cm.