An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, February 15, 2019
The size of the blanket in the previous post was dictated by the amount of multicoloured Italian wool, but I did hope to make a big dent in the green wool while I was at it. Mmm, not so much, the bag is still two-thirds full!
Luckily I came across a cardigan pattern that should be well suited to the green wool. I belong to a Facebook group called Brei en Geniet - Knit and Enjoy. I joined it mainly so that I can download and print patterns for my neighbour Dorie, who only has Facebook on her phone. But I like to see the patterns on there and every now and then I save one. Luckily, the patterns themselves are not necessarily in Afrikaans - I struggle a bit with Afrikaans knitting terms! Anyway, that's where I found a link to this pattern, Bamboozle Cropped Lace Cardigan, designed by Gail Tanquary for Crystal yarns:
I'm not using Crystal yarns, of course, so I've had to make a few changes, but I think the lacy pattern is showing up well with the crepe wool yarn: