Kate Cardigan

Look into your hands, imagine all that they will be able to build. The world waits for the invisible, that today only you can see. There is music to be born amidst the silence. Possible is the future of the impossible. ― José Luís Peixoto

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Knit your own basics

This is my first cardigan and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

When Audrey asked me if I wanted to join her on a little KAL with a pattern design from Laine issue 4 I accepted immediately.

This is a lovely and simple design. A classic! More and more I find myself being careful when it comes to choose a pattern as I do with the yarn. I want to make pieces for my capsule wardrobe that are sustainable and meant to be wearable.

The construction of this cardigan is clever; seamless top-down with set-in sleeves and an angular lace panel on each side of the front.

I used Tukuwool fingering for the first time and I know that I will be using again soon, given that I love it so much. A pure Finnish wool ― a blend of Finnsheep and a Finnsheep-Texel crossbreed yarn. All spun and dyed in Finland. For Kate I chose the natural shade Raku.

After blocking I sewed some buttons from Merchant & Mills and I’ve been wearing a lot since then… With a bit of luck I will share some pictures of me wearing it soon.

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