yikes! please ignore the messy kitchen. 🙂
yarn: Cascade 220 in plum
mods: alternated the cable pattern from the centre out to make it symmetrical
After searching around on Ravelry, I noted that a lot of people had trouble with the sizing of this cardi, so even though my measurements would really have me knit a size small or even extra small, I knit a medium. I wanted it to fit like the sample in Knitty than like a small shrug, and the designer ,who also modelled the sample in the pattern, looks to be about my size and she had knit a medium for herself. I’m very glad I did: the fit is just what I wanted.
I haven’t steam blocked the collar yet, so it looks a little funky in the pictures at times. I considered adding some short rows to add a little height to the shawl collar, and if I were to knit this a second time in a different colour I think I’d try that, just to see the difference.
I can’t find my big kilt pin, so I’m wearing it closed with a ceramic brooch I used to wear on my shawl for my highland dancing dress. I’m spying out penannular brooches on Etsy, though: I think one will be perfect for closing Ester.
And I’m adoring the colour. Turns out plum is a fabulous colour with my new green eyes. (Yes, they’re newly green. They changed colour from blue to green while I was pregnant. Weird, no?)