After recently finishing my Pittura Cardigan (I first blogged about it in this post), I took plenty of photos so I could show you what it looks like!
Finished project - Pittura Cardigan
The original pattern is called Winkle Vest by Tracy St. John (you can find it via Ravelry).
I used 3 x 100g balls of Louisa Harding Pittura yarn in the colourway Kahlo (604). Basically I kept going until there was only a tiny amount of yarn left. I managed to do 2x rounds of double crochet along each of the outside edges. This helped to reinforce some of the stress points, such as neckline and arm holes.
The yarn is very soft and feels light when worn. The cardigan has got a beautiful drape. The original pattern is an open Gilet type cardigan without any closures. I added buttons and crochet loops to the yoke so I can close it.
|funkycrochet : Pittura Cardigan is finished!|
|I added 3 matching green buttons|
|The top part of the cardigan|
|The lacy Shell stitch pattern|
|You can see that the front hem deeps lower than the back|
The front measured from neckline to hem is 70cm long, the back only 54cm. These measurements are great for me because I'm very tall. The cardigan covers my back and keeps me warm!
|The shell pattern shows off the beautiful colour flecks|
It was the first time that I ordered yarn from https://www.tangled-yarn.co.uk/ who provide a great and friendly service and also ship internationally. I can recommend this online shop, they specialize in hand dyed yarn and source also from smaller suppliers. I also bought the wool for my Feather and Fan scarf there!
I couldn't resist and placed another order which arrived today which includes more Pittura yarn in a different colourway (more of that in the future). Disclaimer: I was not asked to write this, I only did it because I wanted to share it with you!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post, maybe you would like to leave a comment below? I'm so pleased that you have stopped by! Until next time!
|Very pleased with my new Cardigan!|