Last week I asked for your advice regarding my grey Miette cardigan from Andi Satterlund (1). And you lovingly helped me with your button- and sleeve-wisdom. So, I wanted to let you know, I (mostly) followed your hints. Today I present you my finished Miette cardigan.
I started with the neckline update: I worked two rows of single crochet around the neckline. The first row consisted of *2sc, 2sctog* and the next row was *9sc, 2sctog*. In m opinion this helped to strengthen the neckline and to close the very wide opening. I am happy I did this.
On to the next problem: the buttons. Most of you favoured the metal buttons or the black ones. I used the black ones, because the silver buttons were so heavy that the whole button-band crumpled.
And with the sleeves… ahem… yes sleeves…. They are still long. I could not bring myself to unpick the seam and to unravel the cuffs. Currently I have a non-disclosure agreement with my sleeves. They promise to stay mostly away from my fingertips and I will let them live (translation: I am lazy :-D). But please do not mention it aloud, totally secret :-DDD
Also, I asked you about my problem, that I often do not like myself in my handmade wardrobe. And with amazement I read that many of us feel the same… so I am thinking about an outfit/accessories challenge sometimes after the upcycling challenge of @needleworkmonday, where we present our handmade outfits on person or (if you do not want yourself on the photo) arranged with matching items on the floor or so, to earn a bit of love and praise :-DDD Let me know if you are interested….
As you already know I am my own willing model. And as I really want to get wear out of my Miette, I took the cardigan to the fabric market and into a shop, were I decided that the jacket is cute, and I am ok with it. The next day I combined the cardigan with a long dress as the designer of this cardigan Andi Satterlund looks amazing in her dress/cardigan outfits. (Ok, I am obviously not her, but I think the dress and cardigan combo is nice)
Now I like this Miette so much, that I am pondering to make another one :-DDD I have more of this cheap tweed yarn and thought the pink or the red one would be perfect for the long dress I wore yesterday. Sadly, the dark red tweed yarn is discontinued, and I only have 250 g. My grey Miette weights with buttons 450 g….. Oh noooooo. I do not think Miette would look good in two colors. Or if I simply make the new sweater very short… if 250 g will be enough? Should I make Miette or its update the Crumb cardigan (see below)? Again, I end with questions and in need of advice…
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(1) If you want to make Miette (a raglan cardigan with laze details) yourself, then hurry up. The designer will take the free pattern down in December. She has made a new variation of this cardigan with more sizes and in a different knitting method and this new cardigan will replace Miette. It is called ‘Crumb’ and you currently get the pattern for free, if you subscribe to her newsletter.