Baby, it’s COLD outside!
If you’re in the southern hemisphere you might have heard of the polar vortext that has Northen Europe in its grip – and if you are in Northern Europe you are probably as frozen as I am. Mama mia, that was all a bit sudden, wasn’t it?
While I’m waiting for spring with the rest of us long suffering Northerners, at least I’m prepared for the cold clothes-wise.
This is the Snoqualmie Cardigan by Brooklyn Tweed which I knit up in Malabrigo Merino Worsted.
This is the most delicious pattern and might be know even to the non-knitters amongst you, because Heather Lou of Closet Case Files started a knitalong for this a couple of years back. Check out her finished cardigan too, it’s amazing!At the time I had other priorities, but in fact, I was so taken with the pattern that I got back to it last October, frogged this yarn from a different, rarely worn project and got
Mine came out a little more fitted than Heather’s and I really love wearing it. The yarn is so beautifully soft and cuddly! One thing I will say is that because it’s single ply it pills like hell, so I’ve had to give the cardie a good seeing-to with my cloth-razor. But who cares about pilling when you can envelop yourself into squishy, cuddly softness?
On my Instagramm there were people commenting how complicated the pattern looks. Well, I actually found it quite intuitive and I don’t think I had to frog anything. I am quite an experienced knitter though, plus knitting cables probably is my favourite technique, so I’m never sure if my feedback on difficulty is any use to anybody else.
One thing I never manage to get right is the button hole size. They are too big, so the buttons pop open in no time. I promise, I will change this – some time.
Once I don’t get hypothermia from merely looking at the cami underneath the cardie I’ll show it to you too, because actually, it’s a nice change to the long line of Ogdens I made recently.
Until then: Keep warm!