Sewing

A salvaged cardigan

I decided that I had an urgent need for a long fitted tank top to wear to yoga and set about making one. It was an unmitigated disaster! I made it so fitted that it turned from black to white when I put it on – the stretch was so great. I cut the shoulders […]

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Free pattern, Knitting, Perth city views

Miette cardigan

This is my second Miette cardigan, knitted from wool I bought from Litet nystan in Stockholm (and finished with buttons from Hong Kong). This is fabulous wool, soft and easy to knit. It is Alta Moda Alpaca – baby Alpaca. I extended the length by two pattern repeats and also added several inches to the sleeves to make […]

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Sewing, Stashbusting

Cardigan take 2

I thought I might make a cardigan and found McCalls 2128 in my stash which suited my purposes well. There are 8 different versions and I chose the round necked, three-quarter length sleeve version. This pattern is from the 1990s but I think it is still relevant fashion wise. Anyway, I had a go at it […]

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