Oh g'day peeps! May I present to you my latest completed knitting project...
This is another version of the Jo Sharp Fitted Cardigan. I have knitted this pattern before, my first version is here. I really loved that knitted lace on the lower edge of the design, and I decided to make this newest version with the edging on the sleeves as well. This took just one extra ball of yarn over the amount stipulated in the pattern, a small extra cost I was happy to pay considering I was buying during a 30% off sale. Yeeeeah!
Great colour, huh? This colour is called Sapote, and is named after the fruit which comes in several colour varieties. The black sapote when ripe is a beautifully deep and rich purple-y brown colour, and has paler, caramel-brown woody-textured seeds... which inspired my choice of buttons for my new cardigan. Whaddya think?
I have to confess; I finished knitting this cardigan a few months ago, and for ages have been searching and searching for just the right buttons. I was hunting for deep chocolate-y purple buttons, something the exact same shade as the yarn... and failing. But eventually and fortuitously I checked out a photograph of the sapote fruit, and noticed the colour and texture of those seeds, and how perfectly natural they looked nestled in the flesh of the sapote fruit, and realised that buttons of this colour and texture were what I should be searching for... and then I found them straight away! It was meant to be.
Cardigan; Jo Sharp's Knitted Cardigan with the addition of knitted lace edging on the sleeve hems, using Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton in Sapote (col 216)
Shirt (under); my own design, made from a pair of old white linen trousers, details here
Shorts; Burda 7723, white linen, details here
Thongs; Mountain Design