I had been hankering after a cabled cardigan for a good while and after perusing my vintage pattern stash I decided upon this pattern. It has lots of cabling for interest, is a good shape and length and it has a Peter Pan collar which is always a winner. I bought some lovely green Sublime Cashmerino with silk and got knitting. I have been wearing it regularly for a while and it is as comfy, cosy and warm as I hoped for. Somehow I hadn't written a post about it so I decided to remedy that right now!
This is a close up of the sleeve. The cables were lots of fun to knit. I remember being kind of scared of the idea of cables before I first tried knitting them but now I have no idea why that was as I love them!
It took a while to decide on the buttons, mainly because I was doubting my judgement at pairing pink plastic buttons with a green cardi. After checking with a friend I went with my gut feeling. I love these vintage buttons, they look like little jelly moulds and the flecks of green around the edges are exactly the right match!
The collar was interesting to knit with lots of shaping to get it to curve correctly and a border which is knitted on afterwards. I was after a casual 1950's look that day so a quiff and a pony tail were perfect.
Back view of the lovely cables and collar. Look at the colours of all those shelves of woolly goodness!
I like the fact that the cables continue all the way down and around the sleeves.
Having knitted this cardi I have found that it has given me more outfit choices. I planned to just wear it over dresses but found a couple of skirts that I really like it with too. This one looks like silk but isn't and I really like the green with the berry colour of the skirt. Plus - polka dots!
The other great thing about this skirt is that it has a lot of swish.
See! Swish, swish swish! Endless fun.
Thanks to Helen for taking the photos and to Ribbon Circus for the pretty backdrop.