I´m still not feeling well, especially during the night – I have to get up around 1 in the morning, brewing ALOT of tea, and cut out some projects to keep my mind off coughing. I tried some medicine – and it gave me a headache! Great. Well, I´m not going to bore you with my health – I am in fact feeling better today than yesterday, so there is progress! 🙂
So, last night I cut out the pattern pieces for this cardi:
I first noticed this during Self- Stitched September, when the lovely Jamie sported her version of it. What I noticed during SSS was that I really needed some light cardigans for layering. I have knitted two cardigans, both are knitted in mohair, and though it is a lovely material, it tends to be quite warm. So when I sat and sketched on My Grand Plan, I made sure to include a cardigan. And now, I have finished it. Yey!
I used a rayon knit in a charcoal grey color. I put it on directly after finishing it, and I am not planning on taking it off ever again – it´s that comfortable.
Easy to accessorize…
The pattern was pretty straight forward, though I made some changes. I added 2 cm to the lenghth of the bodice – as a light FBA. It worked just great for that. None of the sleeves in the pattern were really appealing to me, so I decided to draft my own using the pattern as guide. What I did was to lenghten the sleeve with 20 cm, and add 3 cm to the width. That way I got myself wider and longer sleeves. Lovely!
Back view and a close up of the swoosh-iness!
So, grey cardi: check! Next up is finishing all of the previous mentioned items. I´m awaiting supplies though. You see, my button stash is quite small, so I needed to order buttons both for the vest and the shirt. But I will give you a sneak peek of the collar before I go and drink some more tea:
Detail of collar. I used the description from Vogue Sewing – and it came together easily.