Friday, 22 April 2016

Little red cardigan

Gail has commented on the main problem that I have with summer sundresses. Eventually it gets too cold to wear them, even when one is lucky enough to live in Queensland.
Drawing inspiration from the deprived people who have to live in less delightful climates, I have made a cardigan to extend the wearing season of my new sundresses. (I hope you realise that my tongue is firmly in my cheek whilst I write this ;) )
Once again, I am repeating a pattern, but this time, I am extremely pleased with myself for doing so, as I've  made this cardigan once before for myself, and once for each of my daughters, but until now, every version of this cardigan has left my house, never to be seen again in my wardrobe. Fourth time lucky!

The pattern is Peggy Sue, by  Linda Wilgus. It's quick to knit, being cropped with short sleeves, and doesn't use a lot of yarn. This version is made from just less than 5 balls of Jo sharp Soho summer cotton in a shade of red that I adore. For some reason wearing red makes me feel cheerful. I must do it more often!

I will refer you to my earlier posts about this cardigan for my fitting/design modifications.
version 1,
version 2,
version 3

Doesn't it go well with my newish dresses? 




Summer Flies said...

Oh I think if I lived nearby, I could see me popping in to nick that little sweater! Red is your colour and how clever that they match your new dresses. It looks so good with both of them.

Raquel from J.C. said...

I went to Ravelry and downloaded the pattern! Is beautiful and yours is stunning in red. Thanks for the idea!

SewRuthie said...

Adorable little cardigan.
By the way in cooler climes we need long sleeves in our cardigans.

Paola said...

The cardi goes so well with both your dresses. Nice!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous red cardigan, red does make me smile as well.

Gail said...

Now you make me wish I could knit! Lovely red.