Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Plum blossom pain
So I was writing the pattern for the Plum blossom cardigan, and I wasn't happy. It took me a while to realize that the problem was the yarn. I used a hand painted sport weight in 2 coloursto knit the original, and while I love it to pieces I realized that there was no point in offering a design which knitters had no chance of recreating exactly.
I am re-knitting the pattern using Sublime organic merino and only 1 colour (apart from the embroidery) it's a faster knit and the Sublime yarn is available in the heather colourways which suit the design. I also dropped the neckline a little and tweaked some minor details. Let's see how it progresses!