When I made this cardigan, I had no idea what a blessing it would be in a short space of time. Yes, we did have temperatures topping 28 degrees Celsius over Easter but just a few short days later, I was shivering in single digits with snow falling on the hills around where I live. I kid you not! The weather in Christchurch can be extremely fickle but 28 degrees to snow within a week is ridiculous! My youngest son even sent me a photo at work the other day of his tobogganing exploits a mere 30 minutes from home. For a while there I thought we had skipped autumn altogether but the sun has come out again but in a somewhat cooler form than previously.
I cut the front of the cardigan down the centre and cut a v neck using my Sewaholic Thurlow for the shaping. I then added a wide front band. I also added large patch pockets and a band at the hem and wrists. Rather than risk making a mess of my button holes I used synthetic snaps in black down the front. I love these snaps and my press, they make these sort of projects really easy. Oh and did I mention that I have thousands of the things from my nappy making days, so I am actually doing my stash a favour at the same time.
I love my new cardigan. Okay, I may have needed to layer it in the really cold weather but as an alternative to a hand knit for winter, this is perfect.