Friday, April 25, 2014

Gold Miette

I have knitted a cardigan.  And weeeeeeee! this is the final thing in my eleven piece swap.   Finished... hurrah!
The Miette is designed by Andi Satterlund, and is available as a free download here.  
Such a great little pattern.  Clearly I love it a bunch since this is my second version in less than six months  *blush*  and I used the exact same wool too; Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran.  This time in colour Gold, 360036.   
Actually, the truth is that when I went in to buy the wool for my first Hunter/Forest green version I dithered and agonised for ages between the two colours.   Like, for so long it was embarrassing.  I loved them both.  Finally I chose the green, obviously; but the golden mustard kept haunting my thoughts.  I couldn't stop thinking about it.  And I knew that it hated being left behind. It really wanted to come home with me too.  Really, it did.
In my original swap plans I had proposed not a cardi but a jacket; in a really nice mustard, open weave fabric which was a Christmas gift from Tim.  But the closer I came to Cutting The Fabric, the more doubt crept insidiously in.  The fabric is really very nice.  I was bound to ruin it.   And thinking about it; I really prefer wearing knitted cardigans to jackets, most of the time.  I remembered the Gold wool.  The colour is identical, and perfect.  Aha!  Swift justification for an acquisition!!  I raced joyfully, but hastily, to the wool store.  What if it had sold out?  But there it was, patiently waiting for me.  Clearly, it was meant to be.  Thus; I made a cardigan instead of a jacket.
And I still have my lovely mustard fabric, which I think would rather be a skirt.  Some day when I get up the courage to take the scissors to it.  :)

Details:
Cardigan: the Miette, in Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran col. 360036 Gold)
Top: the loose drapey top from Drape Drape, in rayon/linen knit, details here
Skirt; Vogue 1170 in ivory leatherette, details here and my review of this pattern here
Shoes; Bronx, from Zomp shoes

31 comments:

  1. Such a lovely cardigan, perfect fit and shape and beautiful details. I can see why you wanted to knit it again!

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  2. Lovely cardi! I have a miette in yellow too. My mum made it for me and I love it to bits!

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  3. The yellow is perfect - you made the right choice! I'm really looking forward to seeing that other fabric, though...

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  4. what a great color on you. in fact the combination of colors in these photos are fantastic.

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  5. Pretty cardigan in pretty color :) Nicely done!!

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  6. Aaahh, I'm just in awe of knitters. A lovely little cardi and looks like a lovely fit!

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  7. So pretty! I am with Debbie I am in Awe of knitters. You did a fantastic job on your cardigan.

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  8. It's awesome! I love this color:)

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  9. The cardigan is a lovely style and really suits you. I also have one on the needles at the moment but progress is very slow!

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  10. It certainly sounds like it was meant to be. It looks lovely. Yay on finishing your swap.

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  11. Beautiful! Makes me want to knit one too!

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  12. I love this cardi, Carolyn! I have knit 3 Miettes and love them all :)

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  13. Your Miette is beautiful, that mustard colour is just fabulous! I'm in the middle of knitting a Miette myself and loving it! (I decided 2014 would be the year I become a knitter and I'm already addicted) I'm already considering making a second one in rust or burnt orange for fall. Seeing your's makes me even more eager to finish mine!

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  14. A gorgeous cardigan. The color is marvelous on you! Don't be afraid of cutting into that wool. It was made to be sewn!

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  15. Gorgeous, every woman needs a mustard gold cardi. The Miette is a sweet design, I'm not surprised you had to knit another one. And I've had the same experience where I take too long to decide on yarn colour and then walk out with more than one :) Have a good weekend!

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  16. That has been on my to do list for so long, I have some noro left that I might use, but you have certainly made me think about it. Jo x

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  17. Oh Carolyn it's great! I have been wanting to make a mustard cardi too. Already have two miettes lined up... Now that I see your yarn suggestions I am considering another!!!! Well done!

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  18. I love mustard cardigans! Look amazing with navy, or white as your lovely photos show. Beautiful location!

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  19. this is such a great cardigan! i've wanted a mustard cardi for ages, since it would go with so many things. it's a good thing you saved the fabric for another project, your gut instinct is usually right!

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  20. Gorgeous cardigan and wow you have managed to knit 2 and I am still working on my first version!!

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  21. Another gorgeous Miette, and the colour suits you so well! What colour next?

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  22. Gorgeous colour, suits your hair which look redder than usual (?). Like Debbie Iles I am also in awe of knitters.

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  23. Perfect colour. I am fully in agreement with getting it when you see it, if it's that hard a decision. All that stress about whether it's going to still be there! I've done it myself. I'm glad you got your lovely wool and the resulting cardigan looks beautiful x

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  24. It looks lovely - and as you say, much more wearable than a jacket. So the cutting doubt was a good thing :).

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  25. This is a beautiful sweater and I love the color! It looks very nice on you. The Miette pattern is a part of what made me want to learn how to knit. I am still in the very beginning stages of learning, but I hope to one day make one of these.

    Erika @ www.rejoicefortheday.com

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  26. You obviously have a communication thing going on with textiles; is that why you sew/knit so well? :-) I tend to prefer cardis to jackets these days, too. Cozier, more forgiving, less date-able. (?is there a better word for not going out of fashion quickly?)

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  27. Ooh this is such a gorgeous cardigan - I love that colour & the fit!

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  28. Gorgeous cardigan! I love the colour :-)

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