Success at last! Cria is finally finished *grins*
Which is about time really, considering my Ravelry notes show that this was cast on at the beginning of July! Yikes, it did take me a long time.
The pattern shows most of the pictures with the cardigan fastened like this:
Cute, but not entirely flattering I don't think. So I will probably wear it more like this:
Much more my style *grins*
Pattern: Cria by Ysolda Teague. I didn't love the way the pattern was written, there were parts that I thought were needlessly complicated. But there were some good features, like the one row buttonholes.
Yarn: Jaeger Monte Cristo Cool Crepe DK. The yarn (which is discontinued) was a gift from boyfriend's mum, as she no longer knits. It's a heavier weight than in the pattern, so I used smaller needles to get the same gauge (mainly so I didn't have to calculate any changes to the pattern!) - which does make this a more dense and heavy cardigan than the original.
Modifications: I omitted the faux seams down the sides, I didn't really see the point of adding seams when I was knitting it seamlessly! I added some extra increases towards the end to fit my measurements more accurately.
I really like this cardigan. I don't 100% love it, but that is usually what happens when I finish knitting something, especially something that has taken a lot of work and wasn't too much fun to knit. I need a little space from it first I think *laughs*
This picture is probably the most accurate representation of the colour, and shows the buttons too. I got these from ebay, for not a lot of money at all. The first set I found that I liked would have come to £25! No way was I paying that for buttons *laughs*
I'm toying with changing the sleeves, I didn't have enough yarn to make them as long as I would like, so I will most likely wear them at 3/4 length. So I may unravel and just make them that length anyway. I haven't decided yet but I did have them rolled up when I wore it earlier in the week.
Overall, I'm just glad this is finally off the needles! Finally getting down to some action on it recently really helped move things along.
* "Action is the foundational key to all success" - Pablo Picasso
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