Tuesday, 10 January 2012
You may remember in my blog post; Knitting and a Period Drama, that I had cast on for a purple cardigan, so I'm here now to post photos of said purple cardigan.
In the end I didn't knit the Chilli Pepper jumper, but a simple crew neck jumper, post soon).
Though I did cast off on this project a few months ago, I've only just got round to photographing it. The flash has made it look like different shades though it's all the same deep purple.
It's knit in Hayfield Bonus DK (produced by Sirdar) and the shade is Purple. (You can buy it from Deramores)
You can see the detail a little better here, the waistband is shaped by changing the needles to a smaller size, thus giving waist definition.
The lace was repetitive and tricky at times, seeing as when I cast on I couldn't do lace very well.
The neckline is a lovely graduating V that has simple repeating decreases so you can't really go wrong.
I didn't knit the ties (that go on the waistband) as I liked the cardigan as it was once I'd finished it, and it looks better wrapped around, almost like a kimono.
The sleeves are nice and simple, this project was the first time I'd tried a garter stitch cuff instead of a ribbed cuff, and I like how it fits on my wrist.
The pattern is from Simply Knit magazine (issue 80, I believe) which you can probably find on ebay.