When I see a woman sashaying down the street wearing a beautiful jacket, I always think how elegant she looks. Why do I not look like that when I wear a jacket? I've tried wearing them, even casual, unstructured jackets, but I always feel restricted in some way. Of course, I have to wear a jacket on certain occasions but, for me, a cardigan is much more comfortable.
Here's a dress I bought in the summer (what summer?) and, because we didn't have much of a summer, I decided to make a cardigan to go with it.
I love the little splash of coral at the back of the neck. It's on the inside so not visible when the dress is worn. It gave me an idea though! I compared the colour to yarn left over from my sister-in-law's bag and, joy abounding, it matched the deep coral perfectly.
There was about 50g of the deep coral cotton left from making the bag. I convinced myself that I was just using up some of my stash by making a cardigan but, needless to say, I had to buy another two skeins. It was worth it though!
The pattern is from Garnstudio (DROPS Design) with a few minor tweaks from me. Mine is shorter, for a start, and with only one button at the neck.
A close-up of the pattern. It was easy enough to make, starting from the top and working down.
I really enjoyed crocheting this, especially as it didn't take very long. I've worn it several times and it has been admired. In fact, one friend admired it so much that I made her one as well. For her's I used a very pale shade called white peach. Sorry, but I never thought to take a picture before I gave it to her.
You'll never guess what. Actually, you probably will guess. There's about 50g of the white peach cotton left over!
So, are you a jacket person or a cardigan person? As the title says, I love cardigans.