Oh how I love this cardigan!
Kim Hargreaves doesn't dissapoint. Her patterns are well written and accurate, she uses colours that show the pattern in a good light and her books are beautifully styled. This book, Echoes, is exquisite! There are 21 patterns and I have plans to make at least 5 of them.
The drape of kidsilk haze makes this a very luxurious and elegant garment. Knitted on a 9mm and 4mm needle gives this an interesting fabric. It was odd at first but very quickly felt quite natural.
The pattern calls for blanket stitch joining (or your preferred method), I tried blanket stitch for the first time and it worked very well on this project.
There is very little shaping on this cardi, no armholes to make and no decreases on the sleeves. so in that respect it's a good beginner pattern however the yarn is very unforgiving if you make a mistake.
I was nervous to press the pieces before joining but it is necessary to get a flat edge to work with. Lots of firsts and learning while making this.
I can't wait to wear my new cardi......maybe this weekend!
Happy day to you all.