Friday, May 31, 2013
Pattern: Gardenia by Tina Hees from Verena 01 / 2013
Yarn: Alize Bella 100% cotton, 80g white colorway 01 and 110 g coral colorway 38
Needles: 2.5 mm rib, 3 mm body
Time to knit: one month
So, this is Gardenia - so much struggle for such a little cardi. I knitted it to my own proportions and gauge, changed (three times :))) the white neckband and button bands and omitted the ribbons.
I'm still not sure how I feel about it and I don't have many clothes to match it with. The yarn however is very soft and pleasant, I might use it again.
With this cardi I tried to step outside my comfort zone - a bit of vintage look, and I'm usually not into vintage and coral and off white - definitely not my colors. As a result I struggled with the process and feel doubtful about the result. Now I'm not sure should I urge myself to stray from the colors and style I've found to suit me in the course of four decades. Anyway and probably because of these doubts my next project is in a "safe" beige color and from a beloved designer.
Creative Friday for an abundance of this week's finished objects.