All winter I kept thinking that I needed a black cardigan to throw over whatever I was wearing when the weather was cold and I was inside and therefore a coat wouldn’t do the job. Enter my third Miette – in black Alpaca with a touch of merino. I should say here that I didn’t want to knit another Miette, I wanted a regular sort of a cardigan, but couldn’t find a pattern that used the small amount of yarn I had in my stash.
Because the yarn I chose was double knit and this is supposed to be knitted from worsted, I added a strand of laceweight cashmere and then went up a size. I think I have overdone the sizing – it’s pretty roomy for a negative ease, cropped cardigan! I don’t mind the size so much as the low neckline. This might be problematic in the winter, but I just can’t unravel it all, and I figured I could cover up the neckline with a scarf.
I finished this quite recently, after summer had hit, so the first cool, dull day, and I was in it to take photographs. By the end of this session, which was before 6am, I was too warm and took it off, so I can’t tell you how it stands up to a day’s wear – although my skirt looks as though I slept in it!
I added a couple of extra inches to the length and made the sleeves full length to make it more winter appropriate. I do love this pattern, but may not use it again for a while.
I fussed around with the buttons. Black ones just got lost, so I found these rather gorgeous ones in my stash. They are fairly plain on the front (the one on the left), but the backs are all different and seem to have a myriad of colours. I naturally chose to use them the wrong way round!
The details: Pattern is the Miette by Andi Satturlund, wool is Alpaca/merino blend from the Australian Alpaca Barn in Nurses Walk in The Rocks, Sydney. Skirt is Champagne and blouse is the Bellina, both from Capital Chic Patterns. Shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell from Zomp, Claremont.