To help me get this Me Made Wardrobe off the ground I’ve joined The Selfish Knit Along hosted by Andi Satterlund. The KAL runs from the 26th December (Boxing Day) until the 14th February 2016, there are 17 patterns to choose from and you can get all the details of the challenge here.
I’ve already knitted two of her patterns, the Miette and the Hetty. The Miette was the first cardigan I ever knitted myself. Despite knitting for years, most of it has been for other people, so the fact that I have knitted two cardigans for myself this year is a bit of an achievement in my books. I started with the Miette because the pattern was free and I wanted to see if I liked it. The thing I liked most about this pattern was the knit from the top down style and that there is practically no sewing, as with most of her patterns, they either involve picking up stitches or leaving them on hold whilst knitting the rest of the garment. I really hate sewing together knitted items, mainly because I’m so bad at it, in fact the only sewing really required with these patterns is the buttons and weaving in the ends, so these are perfect for me. I made this a little small and there are few unnoticeable mistakes but I considered this to be a practice run anyway but the Miette is a perfect summer cardigan to go over a dress, so will be making a few more I think. So I bought a few more patterns as I could always do with some more knitwear and different styles in my wardrobe..
I’ve also knitted a Hetty, it’s in a very dark teal colour and I had a little trouble figuring out the pattern on the sleeve but I just charted it instead. I work much better with charted patterns than written ones, so this has nothing to do with the pattern writer. But this one turned out a little better than the first but practice makes perfect right?
So for my third cardigan and this KAL I’m going to knit an Agatha. I did start this a while back but got caught up preparing for the Christmas season so am going to start again because also I’m not sure the wool is right for the project. I have quite a bit of wool to use up in my stash so I’m not sure what colour yet but will obviously be charting my progress on here.