I have knitted a cardigan.
The pattern is Jo Sharp’s “Tweed Coat” available as a free downloadable pattern here and the yarn is Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in Peppercorn (col 425) which I bought during the 30% off closing down sale of their shop here (chokes back a sob). The only change I made to the pattern was to shorten it by 25cm… I reckon this is a much more manageable and wearable length than that very very long version in the pattern. Whilst I like super long cardis in theory, the reality is that they bottom out in no time at all, visually inflating one's be-hind to ginormous proportions. How do I know this? because I used to live in a coupla longline cardi's in the 90's and I have the rear-view pictures to prove it... not pretty hehehe :D
This cardigan has had a tiny preview on this blog already, and I have been working on it for er, quaite a while?, approximately mumble months with just a short interlude for my holiday knitting project, the mustard cowl. I am a slow knitter I think :) since it is a very easy knit. I left this cardigan half-finished at home while we were away, and knitted my cowl in the round using my aeroplane-OK-ed Denise set.
So, pretty cool, huh? In a grandpa-cardi kind of a way, hehe. I am particularly fond of the collar. A distinctly grandpa-y feature I think. It's OK, I am quite partial to looking like a nerd from time to time. My default look, if you will :)
It has pockets. Just saying. In case you hadn't noticed this awesome little detail :)
I only knitted 5 buttonholes and sewed on 5 buttons, because this is the number I had. My Mum gave these to me, aren’t they sweet! Thank you so much, Mum! I could indeed pass for a big fat fluffy pussycat in this cardigan, for sure.
It's very warm. Super warm. Toasty as. This cardigan is cos-ay. I'm as snug as a bug in a ... cardigan :D
3C minimums? Bring it on.
Yup, we have been having extremely cold mornings (for Perth) lately... probably because we have had almost no rain at all! We have had about two short rainy spells since I finished my raincoat, so that has barely been christened yet. It's bad, I'm telling you! And those clear blue skies translate to cold cold mornings. It gets nice and warm around mid morning with all the blazing sunshine, but the early hours have been freezing. Don't get me wrong I am a big fan of sunshine, but we need the rain too!
Cardigan; Tweed Coat (shortened) in Jo Sharp Silkroad DK Tweed in colour Peppercorn (col 425)
Jeans; Au Bonheur PLH08002 in strawberry pink denim, details and my review of this pattern here
Tshirt; self-drafted, white cotton jersey, details here
Socks; not seen, but hand-knitted by me too! :D
Shoes; Francesco Morichetti, from Zomp shoes
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