I'm pleased to say that I finally finished the Bellevue cardigan that I have been knitting for an age.
Don't be fooled by the photo - the colour is actually purple. For some reason, the colour doesn't seem to photograph very well. The yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece and I've always found it to wash and wear well.
The pattern is really easy to follow and I think that Laura Chau would have to be one of my favourite designers. I've made a couple of her designs now and they've all turned out well with the patterns being easy to follow.
The top is knit from the bottom up and the sleeves are knit separately and then the stitches picked up in the bodice. The only seams were the sleeve seams - the shoulders are joined with a three needle bind off. Such a good idea.
I know I will get a lot of wear from this little cardigan and am so glad I finished it.
We're heading off to Tropical Paradise for a couple of days and I've been thinking about what knitting to take with me.
I settled on this Mini Chic baby cardigan in Patons Big Baby 8 ply. I had this yarn in my cupboard and although I'm not fussed on white, I figure I can brighten it up with some colourful buttons. Looking at the yardage requirement, I should have enough yarn to make the 3-6 months size.
That's the plan anyway.
I can't believe how cold the last couple of mornings have been. I even dragged out my dressing gown and knitted socks. Hoping that Tropical Paradise will be warmer.
Until next time