This week I've been wearing my new favourate cardigan!
I started knitting Kate Davies Evendoon Cardigan just before Christmas and found it a really easy knit. It helps that it's not the biggest either!
Once I saw how fast it was knitting up I decided to aim for a meeting I was due to attend in the actual office on 12 Feb. Could I do it? Yes I could.
On top of knitting the cardigan itself. I also wanted to make matching buttons. The pattern said I would need between 7 and 12, so I had to make them in batches.
I have special button hole mandrals, but I only have 5. So over January I made batches of 5 buttons each time I was in the studio. This gave me 20 buttons, although a couple broke and some had sharp bits. I had plenty to find my perfect 7.
I used 3 balls of Stylecraft Special DK in Cypress and really love the colour. My buttons are effetre glass - ivory with transparant light turquoise dots.
I'm very pleased with the fit. I was sure it would be too small, and I was worried the buttons would be too heavy. If I make it again (and I am tempted to make some in other colours) I would make it a tiny bit longer in the body and the arms, but otherwise I'm very pleased with the fit and the buttons were perfect. I'm looking forward to my next in-person meeting already.