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Friday, July 11, 2008

Teal Twist Cardigan

Well, I finished the cardy in time to wear out to dinner. Wonders will never cease, lol. Neither of my friends made any rude comments so I figure it's passed muster ;) (Hi J and M!). I'm quite happy with it and I'm going to leave the twist in after all. I am seeking feedback on the twist - DD1 thinks it should be about 5cm/2 inches higher. What do you think?



To make this, I used the morphed Ottobre Tee pattern I created here but left out the inset. I totally forgot about my thought of binding the edge which would have given a nicer finish. It wouldn't have been possible this time anyway, as there wasn't enough fabric left over for bindings, but I'll make a note on the pattern for next time.

Next up is those trousers.

10 comments:

Kat said...

That is a cute little cardy! I didn't think anything about the twist until you mentioned it. Yes, I think I'd like it up a little higher too. 5 cm seems about right. My thoughts are twinsets seem to have a button or some type of closure more near the top, and a blazer with one closure seems to have it right where your twist is on your cardigan.

Sherril said...

Great color Keely. I like the way that turned out. I like where it does the twist. It's not designed to be the same as a cardi with a clasp. The twist is a design feature and it's right where it should be.

Rhoto said...

Hi Keely!!
The twist is higher on your original top... Think I like it better 'cos it directs the attention up and to your face...
You're a good sport to ask, eh!! You've got "yah & nah" votes now...
Soft hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Anonymous said...

Love it. Like the twist where it is, higher would draw attention to you know what.
We got stopped twice on the way home A breathe tested twice and he was the only guy that didn't have one of those drinks LOL very funny.
Also liked the colour - you look very nice last night, and glad you took into account my comments on the photos. heheheeee
J

Lori said...

So far you have 2 comments for higher and 2 comments for leaving it where it is. I'll break the tie and say "higher".

Lori said...

Forgot to add that I like the color too!

MareeAlison said...

Keely - the colour of this one really suits you and it's hard to compare to the black one. On reflection I like where the twist is on the black one better but if you hadn't pointed it out I probably wouldn't have noticed. I like them both. Maree

kbenco said...

The colour is gorgeous on you and it is a very smart cardigan, you are clever! Since you ask, if you are keen to get out the unpicker :(, I do think it would be even nicer with the twist a tiny bit higher.

Lindsay T said...

Looking good! I like it as is.

angie.a said...

Cute cardigan Keely! I have wanted a Butterick pattern that features this twist front since Debbie Cook made it. Kudos for drafting it yourself! Now you gotta post a tute, LOL :D