I loved the last Hetty cardigan that I knitted but did find the alpaca wool a bit hot to wear sometimes so I wanted to knit myself another one in a lighter blend.
This time I used some lovely Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn which is a 45% organic cotton and 55% wool mix in the colour Waterslide. When my online order from Woolarium arrived I was so excited about the colour as it is exactly my favourite shade. It’s always a bit of a gamble picking colours online but I was so happy with this colour, it matches my blog perfectly!
Knitting a pattern you have made before and using Aran/10ply yarn was so satisfying as because it was so quick to knit and totally finished in a month. To some speed knitters that might sound like a long time but as a busy mum of 4 kids I was pretty happy to have it completed in a month.
Buttons were picked up from Spotlight and I was impressed to see a wider range to select from and very happy with the colour match and size of these buttons (I needed 8).
I’ve perfected my wrap and turns now and feel more confident with the short row shaping for the top of the sleeves. For a no flare ribbing bind off I actually tried this technique here where you twist your needle before each stitch. I think it worked a treat and used it for the sleeves and body of the cardigan. What do you think?
In case you missed my last one, this gorgeous pattern is called Hetty by Andi Satterlund. Andi really has some beautiful patterns that I’m lusting after and a lot of them are 10ply which is a bonus. Myrna, Wainthropp, Anouk, Sunshower Cardigan, Miette and Marion are a few of my favourites but I just can’t decide which one to make next.
Pattern – Hetty
Yarn – Spud & Chloe Sweater
Size knitted – L
Colour – Waterslide
Amount – 4 skiens
Cost – $20 each
Yarn Total – $80
Verdict – LOVE IT!