Long overdue, but still worth showing off; my old romance cardigan! (You can find the pattern here)
I’m wearing it with a shirt I made last year. Still going strong 🙂
I completed it last month, which means it only took me 1,5 month to finish it. To me, that’s warp speed! The main reason I finished so quickly is because I want to focus more on one project and finish that one faster, than working on several at a time, finishing nothing in the next months (or getting bored with it).
The thing that I love the most, and the reason I started it in the first place, is that gorgeous lace detail along the arm. I haven’t come across something like it before (in knitting patterns) and wanted to make it straight away.
I dyed the yarn myself. It’s much greener than I would’ve liked. I already read that blue takes up really slow but apparently the tiniest bit of green can screw up your big blue plans 🙂
I did the lace panels two at a time. It really helps in case you would get ‘second lace panel-syndrome’ 😉 The pattern was easy to follow and the shaping of the shoulders was fun to do, due to the short rows. After that it was just endless stockinette. I just kicked myself in the butt and kept on going until, a week later, I was done!
I still need to block it. It tends to crop up a bit because my back is exceptionally long. Of course I could’ve added more rows, but who wants to do that after 45 cm’s of stockinette already? Crazy talk!
At the moment I’m working on a large crochet project . You might have heard about the sophie’s universe CAL 🙂 It’s really addictive and despite me being late to the party, not hard to follow and catch up on! I’m planning on doing a blogpost on that soon!
PS: sorry for the crappy pictures, but I had to be the model this time. My boyfriend took them and he doesn’t have the patience to take 30 shots of the same thing, this time unfortunately resulting in a very limited range to choose from 🙂