i’m really glad that this old thing is finally finished. if i’d started it now, i would have made some changes and paid more attention to the details, but it’s still a wearable and quite nice little cardigan. i’ve used cotton, though not the rowan 4-ply that is used in the original, instead a mercerised cotton yarn from a swedish yarn manufacturer, kampes. it’s slightly thinner that rowan’s 4-ply but it has a nice texture, almost shiny.
pattern: lucky, clover lace wrap from stitch ‘n bitch nation
design: melissa wehrle
yarn: kampes mercerised cotton 8/4
yarn source: ljungqvists garn
needles: 2,5 mm and 3 mm circular
started: june 2005
finished: august 2011
i don’t really know where i first read about it, but there is a blogger who always have a drink to celebrate a finished project. i adopted this tradition a long time ago, but i usually forget to document it. in my opinion, the most suitable drink for this cardigan is a pastis. probably because the girl modelling it in the book is wearing a beret, but i think it has a french… touch? anyway, since stefan helped me with the photos, he had one too. salut!
i’ve worn it twice already, although i’m not a 100% satisfied with the fit. the sleeves are a little too tight, and it’s a bit too short for my taste, but it’s still ok. my next cardigan will be woolly. and not green.