Ta-da! She is finished!
I started Miette
last Christmas as part of Andi's Selfish Sweater KAL 2016
and now the cardigan is FINALLY off the needles and on my back. Okay, so it took me a grand total of nine long months to finish, but what a journey!
This is my first ever adult-sized knitted garment and I'd definitely recommend this pattern to anyone contemplating such a feat. I'd long admired Andi's Untangling Knots cropped sweater designs and initially I was seduced by the vintage, 1950s vibe of Miette, (and the fact that it's a free Ravelry download – let's be real), but I fell even more in love with the pattern as I stitched. It's easy to follow and the seamless top-down method meant not only could I try it on as I went along (cue jubilant mirror prancing at every stage), but I didn't have to do any sewing up at the end. Hurrah!
The zigzag lace sections look fancy when they're blocked but are simple to do and I don't think I had any points in the project where I got totally stuck. It's just a really wearable, flattering design.
My version of the cardi is knitted in Drops Nepal – an aran-weight alpaca mix yarn. Deliciously soft, really cosy and smooth to stitch with – I'm a fan! It was one of the suggested yarns for the project on Ravelry, and as it's so reasonable and I'm a sucker for alpaca, I knew it was the one. There's a great colour range, too (I shopped at Wool Warehouse
). I'll be interested to see how it wears over time. Have you used it before?
And obviously I've already decided on the garment I want to knit next. It's this sausage dog jumper
by Amanda Jones, in mustard yellow of course. What on your needles at the mo?
|Cardigan: Miette; Gingham dress: old H&M (charity shopped); Bag: charity shopped; Boots: Clarks Originals (hand-me-downs)|
LOVE IT! I've never knitted an adult garment either, but will definitely be taking a look at this pattern. Like the idea that you can try it on as you go and no ends is right up my street!ReplyDelete
Zoe | floral and feather
Thanks Zoe! I've actually been recommending it to anyone who'll listen. It's SUCH a fab pattern to knit! :)Delete
OMGosh, you are so cute! Love the whole outfit and this photo shoot. You totally look like a streetwear model.ReplyDelete
*Blushes* Thanks so much Stefanie! Outfit-style posts are really out of my comfort zone, so this is lovely to hear. Mr P snapped these pics for me, and photography's not his thing either, so we were both pleasantly surprised with these! :)Delete
Already said this on insta but I LOVE this outfit, literally everything about it is perfect! And I cannot believe this is only your first garment, it looks incredible. I looked up the sausage dog jumper and had to laugh at the design, I love quirky sweaters like that.ReplyDelete
Thank you Tahnee, I know, I've knitted for ages but had always been too intimated to do an adult-sized garment. Love this cardi and it was sooo simple, I wish I'd tried it sooner! Yeah, you gotta love a novelty jumper! :)Delete
Lady you are so STYLISH! Those boots! That dress! 😍😍😍ReplyDelete
Thank you dearest Letty! xxDelete
It really suits you! This cardigan is also on my list of favourites because it looks well suited as a first garment. (Mind you, I am still working on my first jumper from a year ago.) Have a great time wearing your Miette!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! And I love the cherry red colour you chose, it looks so good on you. And so pretty with that dress!ReplyDelete