FO: Featherweight Cardigan

Suzie Blackman
Sunday, 14 November 2010
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I’m rather pleased that I finished a couple of big projects this weekend. First, my Featherweight Cardigan:

Featherweight Cardigan

Featherweight Cardigan in Fyberspates Merino Silk Lace in ‘Charcoal’

I added length to both the body and sleeves, and knitted the band in 1×1 rib. I am still amazed that an entire cardigan can emerge from just one skein. It’s a shame I didn’t finish it before the cold weather set in, it will be quite a few months before I get to wear it.

Second, I finished mending and re-lining my winter coat:

My winter coat

I took out the old acetate lining, re-enforced and bound all the worn seams and made a new lining in British wool suiting. It’s a little extravagant, my coat is lined in fabric that’s a better quality that the outside of most coats, but it will add extra warmth and will last forever. The suiting came from British Fabrics eBay store, my favourite place exceptional quality tailoring fabrics at bargain prices.

I’m looking forward to being snug and warm on the train platform tomorrow morning!

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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.

One comment

  1. mooncalf says:

    Congratulations on finishing! You might find your Featherweight is more useful in winter than you think. Sometimes you visit places and only need a little cardi to pop on because the heating can be turned up quite high.

    I am always far too warmly dressed for everywhere in the North of England where 25 degrees seems to be a normal internal winter temperature.

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