Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

I have no idea when I'll be posting over the Christmas break, so I wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or wonderful festive break of your choice.

And, as a special Merry Christmas for Sarah, who has been waiting most impatiently for me to finish and show it off, I thought I would post my finished Subtle Stripes Cardigan *laughs*

It sadly wasn't finished blocking for Friday, but I hope the wait was worth it...

I had originally wanted to make long sleeves, but I didn't have enough yarn left. Which is a shame, but I really love how it looks so it's not the end of the world!

I was a bit worried that the body would be way too short, but it blocked to the right length.

Modifications-wise - I increased around the hips, so I could have buttons all the way down, as I don't suit cardigans that only button at the top (also, they seem kinda impractical to me!) I also knitted the inner button band in my contrast colour, which I really like. I'd done it initially in case I didn't have enough yarn, but even though I do have enough left to replace it, I'm leaving it as it is ;)

I really like the subtlety of the stripes in the similar greys, and I'm loving the way the yarn looks - Rowan Felted Tweed, for reference ;)

Anyway, that's enough showing off from me!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, whatever you decide to do.



  1. It's gorgeous!!!! Thank you for indulging me! definitely worth the wait :)

    Have a marvellous Christmas xxx

  2. Love the subtle striping! It's definitely a lovely cardigan!

  3. Your sweater is even more lovely than I thought it would be! It looks fantastic on you too. A complete win!!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Oh, it's lovely! Have a very happy Christmas!

  5. merry Christmas and you look lovely in your sweater :)

  6. I love the sweater too... the two colors work very well together.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. This cardi is lovely! I like your modifications! Hope you had a wonderful holiday.


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