I've been so excited about sharing my finished cardigan with you. It has now been soaked and blocked and is ready to wear.
And here it is....
I love it. The fit is just right and the colours work well together.
I actually used 26 different colours, mostly Rowan Fine Tweed with a couple of bits of Rowan Scottish Tweed thrown in. I followed a Fair Isle chart from a Debbie Bliss sweater pattern, but used my own measurements to create the cardigan.
It has been knitted using bits and pieces leftover from old projects - and some of it was literally just bits. Here was my starting point.
And here's the stash now.
I reckon I have used about 360g of yarn, so a significant reduction in the stash.
And here are all the ends that had to be sewn in! Thankfully I was very disciplined and did this as I went along. I couldn't face leaving it to the end.
Knitting up the cardigan, I remembered how much I love the Rowan Fine Tweed. Although my stash of this particular yarn is now considerably depleted, I know I will be buying more in the future. Once it's been soaked it is lovely and soft and the tweedy colours are gorgeous.
You can see full details of all the colours used on my Ravelry page, here.
Having de-stashed this yarn, I decided that I would be brave and weigh my entire stash this week, just to see the extent of the damage. I should really have done this last week because Grace came to stay at the weekend and brought me 11 balls of Stylecraft Special DK that she'd ordered on my behalf. If she had kept it at her flat I could have got away without including this in the weigh in! Never mind, it'll all get used eventually - but eventually is probably a very long way away!