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Woodfords Cardigan.

Despite feeling quite unproductive lately (these last weeks of the pregnancy have been quite tiresome) I've actually finished something and I'm pretty pleased with the result as well. I've been knitting the Woodfords cardigan from the Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 8 collection using one of my favourite yarns, Garnstudio Drops Baby Alpaca Silk. I love how lightweight and summery the cardigan is! And now I have a lovely white cardigan that has been missing from my wardrobe.

I loved the construction of this cardigan, which is quite unlike anything I've knitted before. It's totally seamless and you pick up stitches for different parts as you go. You never know what is going to happen next, and the pattern is definitely keeping you on your toes. (The hem started to get a bit boring and monotonous though, it seemed to go on for ever!) The instructions are however very well written and even though this requires more attention and concentration than your basic cardigan if you just read closely and follow the instructions there is little room for confusion. 

The construction requires a lot of moving stitches around and putting them on hold. This also means you need to cut the working yarn in many places and reattach it somewhere else. I reommend weaving in yarn tails as you go, otherwise you’ll end up with an unbelievable and frankly quite off-putting quantity in the end, not to mention them getting all tangled up as you knit.

I especially loved the k2tog-yo braids that go across the back at the shoulders and hem. It was a totally new technique for me, and something I will definitely want to use again later on some other projects as well to give them a little something extra.

Sorry about the lack of decent photos, I'm starting to get a bit self-concious and uncomfortable posing in front of the camera with my big belly and everything. I feel like none of my clothes look good on me anymore... I'll promise to take more photos at a later date when I once again resemble more like myself instead of a whale :)

Published in the Wool People Vol. 8 collection.
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk #100 off-white
Needles: 3.0mm, 3.5mm (main fabric), 4.0mm and 4.5mm


  1. Kivalta näyttää :) tämä ja edellinen työ.

  2. So beautiful! I can almost feel how soft it is! Love the lace!

    1. Oh yes, the yarn is really soft, and it feels quite luxurious as well. And I love how it's warm without being heavy!

  3. You look lovely, :) beautiful cardigan x


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