Back at the beginning of May this year I told you I was having a knitfest and, in a reckless show of enthusiasm, showed you lots of things that were on my needles or just about to be.
There was the fisherman’s rib (😱) jumper which I finished under duress and showed you in a previous post, a blanket with squares knitted using various methods such as mosaic and cable which is still ‘on the go’, a jumper with a star in relief on the front which is knitted but not yet sewn up and a boxy, oversized cardigan which – tadah – I finished the other day.
As promised by the pattern, worn here by its beautiful, delicate looking, teensy tiny designer, (Stephanie Jessica Lau), the Midtown Cardigan is indeed, oversized, relaxed and slouchy………
……..and worn here by me.
Being garter stitch it was perfect T.V./Netflix/Craft group knitting but every glitch in the stitches shows up in a rather unforgiving fashion
You can tell from the side and back views just how generously proportioned it is.
Dwindling from incredibly broad shoulders into teeny ankles – a feat achieved by a 5’3″ woman being photographed by a 6’4″ husband who forget to crouch down a bit.
Do you like our Japanese anemones by the way?
To ‘make it mine’ I made a couple of Dorset Buttons with the same yarn (King Cole’s Luxury Merino DK) and attached them to the pockets.
All in all, it came out as I expected and it is very warm and cosy and will come in very handy with the cooler days inevitably on their way.
I imagine it will be the star jumper I’ll be showing you next even though I keep putting off sewing up the seams – which is odd for somebody who does more sewing than knitting.
The blanket is still some way off.