|Rather blurry screenshot from Foyle's War|
There was a false start with a yellow version, but I didn't like how the yarn was knitting up with this particular stitch pattern, so I hunted through my stash and started again with some green wool which I knew would work - Drops Baby Merino - and would actually end up looking a bit more like the cardigan above. I used the Bunches of Cherries stitch pattern from The Knitter's Stitch collection book, but modified it slightly to make the bobbles slightly smaller, and therefore quicker to knit. This was quite a quick and easy knit once I got going with it, with just the bobble row being a bit time consuming.
I did plain sleeves because (1) I wasn't sure whether I'd have enough wool to knit them in pattern, (2) I wanted to knit them top down and frankly couldn't be arsed to work out how and (3) after the false start yellow version by the time I'd finished the body I. just. wanted. to. get. the. thing. finished.
|Back view which also seems to showcase my dressform's backside|
I love this cardigan, it goes with quite a few of my me-made dresses, and some of the RTW ones as well, so was definitely worth persevering with. I might have to go and watch some Foyle's War now.