Monday, January 12, 2009


Pattern: Sassymetrical by Gay Schiff
Yarn: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, Limelight colourway, about 2 1/2 skeins
Mods: None really. I added a button and crochet loop more because I had no form of shawl pin than any design issue. It might also be a touch longer than the original. I really just knit to fit and the point at which I was happy. For the record, there are 6 decreases.
Comments: When I picked this yarn for this project I did worry that it might be a bit much in a larger garment. I have used it before for smaller items like bibs, hats and bags, but let's face it, it is a very bright shade. I thought back to the sage advice of Susanah and Trinny on an episode of "What not to wear" that people do not wear enough colour and went for it. I am glad I did.

In some ways the chosen shade limits the other garments that the cardi can be worn with, but in many other ways that isn't a terrible thing. I could have done it in black or a neutral and it would have matched everything in my wardrobe but this way I have a statement piece. Something that stands proud and yells "Hello, I'm over here" without adding "the one in the clown outfit with the floral mu-mu".


Alrischa said...

Now we locals will be able to spot you a mile away, and come over and say G'day. hehe

Wonderful color! You're absolutely right about making a statement. Of course there's a place for Goes-with-anything colors, but some knitting should stand out Ü. The color looks good on you, too.

Bec said...

That colour really suits you - heading off to queue the pattern I think :P

Sam said...

wow that looks really good! I haven't actually seen a good pic of anyone wearing this, so it's good to see how it wears! I think I'll have to queue this one too now :)

nodoubt68 said...

I really like your little sage green top. Looks wicked on you !
Cheers Lee

Cybèle said...

Lovely colour, lovely top. I think it really suits you.

CathyR said...

Looks great. That is one of my favorite colors and it looks wonderful on you. I love the button and loop closure too.

Georgie said...

Oh, that looks GREAT. And I've been looking for a cardi like that in the shops for ages - perhaps I'm motivated enugh to knit one instead!