Yarn - Baa Baa Brew in Clifton and some leftover mint green DK
Needles - 3.5mm
Notes - I was a bit apprehensive about testing new yarn. What if it was rubbish? What if the colour was horrible? What if I pick the wrong pattern and it looks dreadful? In the end, it turned out I was being overly dramatic (nothing new there) because this yarn is all sorts of gorgeous. Here's a list of reasons why...
- It's soft. Delightful for running through your fingers with each stitch and perfect for toddler-wear.
- It's made from 100% British wool. Because who doesn't love locally sourced produce?
- The colours ebb and flow beautifully. Pink is not my favourite and even I wanted a piece of this.
- One skein can make this whole cardigan. You know, if I wasn't me - I just had to drop in another colour.
- It comes in the prettiest packaging. I'm a sucker for a good ribbon tie.
- The other shades are gorgeous too. I think Brookfoot would look lovely in place of my green.
The construction is a little different than the original cardigan. I really just used the pattern for the yoke section then, when it came to splitting the back, front and arms, I did the sleeves first to ensure I had enough pink yarn. With the body, I knit down until I felt the length was right for the pattern to begin. I had to do some calculations to make the design fit, adding two stitches to the needles to ensure it would fall evenly, then I just carried on with the green yarn until the overall length looked proportional. Matilda has a pretty long body so even if it looked a little cropped, I figured the sleeves being short would help it look like I meant that to happen!
Has anyone tried this yarn? Or been knitting for kiddies lately?
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*my pink yarn was provided by Baa Baa Brighouse for the purpose of review. As always, I speak the truth!*