September… can you believe it? Have you already decided what to knit for this winter? There are so many things to do before I can finally sit and knit. First thing first, Cotton & Cloud website will renew very soon. I will have a new logo, new user-friendly site. So do keep an eye on it
When I first came to the UK, I didn’t realise the winter was so long here. The night time is longer too. I remember as a teenage girl my first time going to a musical theatre with my first English friend. I went to see Oliver the musical.
In the most recent The Knitter magazine (issue 49), you can see the latest Cotton & Cloud pattern called Arundel. It’s a classic blazer style cardigan inspired by old vintage blazer, something like Oliver Twist would wear (but more fashionably (lol)).
The aim was to create a nice vintage-look fitted blazer style cardigan. So I used a lace motif for the laddered effect. The stitches between the lace motif are decreased as you knit along so that the garment naturally shapes itself around the waist.
The yarn is Debbie Bliss Rialto DK. It’s such a lovely yarn. The stocking stitch looks so neat because of the way the yarn is spun. What’s also nice about the yarn is that because it is squishy, the moss stitch (seed stitch) looks so dainty.
I think a dark green would work quite well too. It would be nice with maroon colour also
The sleeves are worked in the round and attached separately. For a nice neat finishing, I used crochet technique to attach the sleeve (slip stitch all the way around the armhole). I made a short video tutorial on the technique which you can see it from here.
It was really fun to design a contrasting coloured collar. I think I will make something like this again. Hope you like it!