Thursday, 7 February 2013

Waiting to cast on...

I've had my eye on a particular pattern since I finished the Holden Shawlette, and since I've had a few days off knitting, I am ITCHING to start again! This one is called Susette (Ravelry pattern link) and I adore it. The subtle draping, the fair isle motif, and mainly the fact its the first knitted cardigan I've really liked! Here are some scans from The Knitter, which is the magazine I found it in.

I'm not a huge fan of the colours selected for this, mainly because it just isn't "me". I usually wear darker colours, and that beige would wash out my skin tone. I've instead gone for a maroon/dark pink main colour, with the fair isle motif being a mix of teal blue, forget me not blue and black, a little more rock 'n' roll!

I've just ordered 12 balls of Artesano DK, which is the recommended yarn, and I'm excited to recieve it, its 100% alpaca which is the first i've ever bought. I usually stick to wool as the more luxurious yarn scares me! But I'm going to try and make a quality garment for myself to wear with pride. Which I should considering all the yarn cost £59!

I found some pictures of the yarn on the Artesano website, so hopefully you can see what kind of colour scheme I'm trying to achieve.

The main body colour

Fair isle motif

Fair isle motif
Fair isle motif
I have a few days to wait now for it to come through the post, and then I'll be happily casting on! I'll be sure to make a blog post showing all the colours and the first few hours work.
Til next time!


  1. Great cardigan. Its simple but appealing and I love your choice of colours. I know exactly what you mean about the paler colours washing you out! Good luck with it, I'll keep an eye out for how you're going :)

    1. Thank you very much! Ill be posting a follow up shortly, the colours are definitely more "me" :)