Friday, 10 May 2013

Upping the Pace

This year I made myself a promise that I wouldn't buy any more yarn until I had used up what was in my stash.  There were a few provisos in there but essentially no big orders of yarn until the backlog is cleared.

So - here's one lot dealt with.

This pattern is Olivia by Kim Hargreaves from the book Thrown Together.

It has a nice casual feel to it.

I modified the sleeves.  The original pattern has three quarter length blouse-style sleeves.  I prefer full length and close fitting.

It has nifty little pockets.  I added some embroidery around the neckline - to add some pinkness.

And some large pinky pink buttons to add even more pinkness.

The yarn is a discontinued one, Sirdar Denim Tweed DK.  I picked it up at the craft fair at Aintree last year for a very nice price.  The colour is called plum duff - and for that reason alone it was worth buying.

My only concern with this latest cardigan is that the button bands are quite loose and don't lie as well as they should - a bit saggy if truth be told.  But, whatever, it's still a lovely comfortable cardi - and the stash is going down.  So on with the next project - let's get that yarn mountain down to size!

Full details of the project can be seen on my Ravelry page, here.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely cardi and the colour is lovely too. Well done for using up some of your stash. Amanda x


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