...... after 4 long months.
My younger daughter, Lydia has been asking for a knitted cardigan for a long time but I just can't seem to find the time for it. In April, I gave in & asked her to decide on the yarn & pattern. She chose Bendigo Luxury 8 ply & the pattern was the Heather Hoodie.
The yarn arrived & I cast on but I was not happy with the construction of the pattern. So I decided to put the pattern aside & worked on my own design - a top down cardigan with cables & a hood. The hood is compulsory as Lydia loves wearing hoods.
Took me a while & several frogging, to settle on a cable pattern as it had to flow nicely from the raglan shaping. The cable pattern that I used is the same pattern that I had for my socks, Triple Braids. I love these cables.
Everything was going well & then I had to put it down as I worked on the retreat projects, pick it up again after the retreat in June & then had to put it down when I worked on my Bendigo trip projects. When I came back from Bendigo, I had to finish the cardigan or winter will be over & Lydia will not have the opportunity to wear it.
So at long last, it's done .......
The cardigan fitted Lydia perfectly & she loves the hood ....
I am glad that I finished this cardigan & fulfilled Lydia's wish.