Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Cabled vintage cardigan

I did button shopping on the weekend. I am very happy with these copper rustic metal-like buttons. Dusty pink hand painted Madelinetosh Vintage yarn in colour shade 'Isadora' has so many subtle shades that would be difficult to match exactly. Not sure where I could find any plastic, fabric or glass buttons pairing perfectly with these pink shades.

This cardigan was knitted without using any particular pattern. Top down construction using basic Contiguous method with some modifications. Did some math to calculate stitch count needed to establish horse shoe cable pattern and then increased/decreased cables to shape waist as I was knitting. Alternated two skeins at a time. Unfortunately the yarn was rather variegated instead of semi solid I aimed for. I feel there is a wee bit too much colour shade variations at places but that's hand painted after all.

Details: ribbing, cables, vertical button holes, rounded bottom edge. Ravelry project page here.


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  2. Your knitting is gorgeous! makes me wish I could knit. I am the kind of person who just cannot sit stil, so I crochet whenever I can.