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".