looks like a real one

by Nova on July 15, 2014

a real cardigan that is!graphite cardi

Amazed myself that I made this & chuffed to bits with the result.

The yarn (Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Onyx) is beautiful & so so soft and  the pattern (Ochre – Okrankeltainen jakku by Veera Valimaki) was a joy to knit, with lovely little details in the eyelets & sleeve gathers.

graphite cardi back & sleeve detail

graphite cardi sleeve detail

Pattern recommends adding a hook & eye fastening but I skipped adding that preferring to use a brooch should  I want to wear it wrapped across.

graphite cardi brooch

Though I like the drapey open look too.graphite cardi openI was super nervous when it came to blocking the finished piece but found a good tutorial here & can’t express how grateful I was to my gifted blocking wires (thanks Fi! x). Blocking truly  is a bit of a magical process.

One all round happy knitter here!

Yarn & pattern details over on Ravelry.

 

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