Usually when I set my mind to create something of my own, I don’t write down my ideas and almost never do numbers. Maybe I should start. I create along the process just with the vague idea what I want to get in the end. This cardigan that I made 1 year ago falls into this category.
I bought the yarn, 100% mercerized cotton, and started trying random stitch patterns. My mind drew a picture of a vintage lace cardigan that can be thrown on with jeans, dresses and long skirts.
The result – a classic V-neck cardigan with ¾ sleeves. The waist shaping was achieved by changing the hook sizes. The neckline was trimmed with the basic single crochet stitch.
Though I was initially making the cardigan for myself, right now it’s approximately 2 500 km from me. Our friend’s parents came to the town last Christmas and we invited them to have a dinner with us. When my friend’s Mom saw the cardigan in my room, she just couldn’t believe that it’s possible to make something “so precious” (these are her words – I am not bragging!) with hands. Next minute I was wrapping the cardigan for her. According to my friend his Mom doesn’t take it off and treats it like a real treasure. Well, there is nothing more fulfilling for the knitter to know that her creation is in good hands.