As I was saying in my last post, my mother was very kind and knit my miss all kinds of cardigans and sweaters for this past winter, leaving me without the chance to knit for her. Not that I am ungrateful, far from it, I have loved those cardigans and miss has been wonderfully warm! But I would like to make my mark on the next winter, so I made a start. You saw this cardigan in progress in my last post and now its finished.
The pattern I chose was Tricsi, designed by Åsa Tricosa, because I love the look of the pattern, though reading the comments and notes was a little daunting, as it has a very unusual construction. But I was up for the challenge. And the designer is on Ravelry which meant if I got truly stuck, I could message her directly, or ask for help on the forums. So I chose some beautiful yarn, Wollmeise Merino DK weight, a huge 200g of soft smooshy goodness, in the colour Turkise Markise:
Its nigh on impossible to photograph this colour and get it true on my screen. Its greener (though not by much), but still incredibly turquoise with the amazing colour saturation that Wollmeise has. And is a colour I love. I whipped out my christmas present from my hubby, my Knit Pro Karbonz interchangeable needles, took a deep breath, and followed every instruction to the letter.
I have to admit, the contiguous construction is by far the oddest I have ever come across, even if the effect is lovely, and not too hard to follow if you take your time and study the pictures provided in the pattern. Once I got into the swing of what the designer intended, I actually really enjoyed it. And the provisional cast on she used was new to me, but absolutely brilliant and easy to do, allowing me to knot in both directions from the back of the neck with no hassle. It was frankly all very cool. And I love the result:
The yarn is another one that need to go into the washer and dryer, or my cardigan for a 2 year old could almost fit my nearly five year old, but with a tumble dry it snaps back really well, and is soft and smooshy, just as in the ball. Really very pleased and look forward to her toddling round in it when the next winter comes. If this one ever leaves!
Till next time!