This cardigan she bought last week has been hand knitted in natural coloured Shetland yarn.
The design is made up of a series of 25 stitch stars, each of which is different and panels with peerie patterns.
Its interesting how the shading varies on each star.
I love how the panel down the front at each side of the button hole bands echoes the panel down the centre of the back.
The cardigan has been made in the round, extra stitches made for the steek and then it has been cut up the centre to form the cardigan opening. No reinforcing has been done before the work was cut but the extra fabric has been folded back and stitched down using the background yarn.
You can see the stitching a bit better on the extra fabric around the arm opening where the sleeve is joined.
In my opinion is it a beautiful cardigan which has been well thought out and is, like so many Fair Isle garments, a wearable piece of art. We can learn so much from looking at knitwear and studying the stitches and finishing, its actually a privilege to be able to actually touch and study a garment like this closely.
Enjoy what's left of the weekend!
OK, LEAD ME TO YOUR CHARITY SHOP!! :) You are one lucky hen.ReplyDelete
That is beautiful. Enjoy wearing it!
It is amazing what you can find in the charity shops here, although items like these don't turn up as often as they would have done once upon a time. I agree, it is beautiful!Delete
Absolutely beautiful. I was in Shetland last week, spent time in a couple of charity shops but never saw anything this magnificent. Mind you, we'd never have got it in the bags what with all the wool we were carrying...ReplyDelete
Hello! I have just been reading your blog an saw you had been in Shetland. Glad to hear your bags were full of wool!Delete
What a beauty! This is a very special knit, with every star a different pattern and shading.ReplyDelete
Hi Melissa, It is very special, the different patterns and shading work so well and just go to show there really are no rules! DonnaDelete
What a find!! It's gorgeous in design and workmanship. I don't suppose you know who made this masterpiece. It seems very odd to me that such a beauty would end up in a charity shop - lucky for you!ReplyDelete