Friday, February 08, 2013

Blaithin Cardigan

I have been on a Kate Davies knitting kick, first the Scatness tam and now a Blaithin cardigan.  As soon as I saw it,  I knew I had to knit it.   Full of 'new to me' techniques, crochet steeking, i-cord bind off, pockets it was a satisfying knit all the way through. 

The main color is Brown Sheep Lambs Pride superwash worsted in Golden Bronze,  just love the color.  Mixed with Cascade 220 in Natural, Sapphire and Lichen for the colorwork 
Knit bottom and and in the round,  after I cut the steek,  my husband  said he was impressed that I did not have a mess of yarn and frayed edges.  I had a few moments of some of the steek letting go,  but with some delicate handling all went well and the button band made such a nice finish to the cardigan.