An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Monday, May 19, 2014
Just Add Buttons
I've finished knitting my cardigan, but will have to wait until I go to town again to buy buttons for it. I spun 14 skeins of wool, each just over 9 metres in length. I have very little left over, so my estimating was spot on. I know I've said it before, but the pattern is Katharine Hepburn Jacket, designed by Kathy Zimmerman, a free pattern from Knitting Daily. I made the sleeves full length rather than the 3/4 length of the original. I also used 4mm needles instead of 3.75mm and knitted the smallest size to get the measurements for the second size, my handspun wool being a little thicker than the yarn specified. After reading this entry on the Not so Granny blog, I thought that when I've sewn the buttons on, I'll show a picture of myself wearing the cardigan. Perhaps.