So, obviously, I don’t love it. I don’t hate it either. I think, in the end, it’s just a little too sophisticated for scruffy bohemian me. The colour, the lines. I tried hard to roughen it up a little with some deep ribbed edgings and patch pockets. Nope, that didn’t help.
Out of nowhere, even my lovely sheepy-smelling scratchy natural wool turned into a smooth, drapey soft fabric when I blocked it. Bollocks. So in the end I abandoned the idea of elbow patches and wooden buttons and went with the natural flow of things, adding pretty mother of pearl buttons instead.
Pattern: Top-Down Turtleneck Cardigan by Purl Soho
Yarn: Bagabo Country Spun Wool 5ply
Needles: 3.5mm (US 4)
4 x 4 rib edgings on body, 2 x 2 on cuffs
Patch pockets with buttonholes
Added about 2″ to overall length (I’m tall)
Ignored provisional cast on instructions at the under arms and just cast off/picked up
The yarn. Gorgeous.
The pockets with little buttons
The funnel neck
The non-metric pattern
The slight pull at the shoulder increases
Trying to get a good photo in the thirty seconds I could wear it before dying of heat exposure.