Very first

It’s with some pride that we present this lovely cardigan. It’s the first ever garment made by Jen, its delighted owner, and it’s an overwhelming success.

The pattern is Golden Wheat, and it’s yet another Veera Välimäki pattern. If her name seems familiar, it’s because we can’t stop making her designs: Folded, which we blogged here, is another of her cardigans, and she’s also the designer of the marvellous Color Affection.

If you’re looking for a hassle-free, seamless cardigan, then we can’t recommend this one enough. It’s made from the top down, so you can try it on as you go to ensure a good fit, and it’s surprisingly light on yarn: this one took just over three skeins of Malabrigo Rios in Teal Feather.

The pretty buttons came from our neighbours at A Rubanesque. Even though it was a first garment, Jen did a little customisation: she left the pocket out and made the waist section shorter (it fitted her better that way). She made the sleeves a little shorter and a little wider than the original, and the result is a cardigan tailored to her exact specifications.

Feeling inspired by Jen’s success? If you fancy a go at top-down construction (easy as pie and seam-free!), then there’s a couple of spaces in the Winterberry Shrug class this Saturday. We’ve also got some room in our introduction to lace knitting class on the same day, where the class project is the Party Lace Scarf. Both classes can be booked online at this link, or just give us a call to reserve a place.

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