The Pomme De pin

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This is the Pomme De Pin cardigan by Amy Christoffers, I knit it out of the baaramewe titus fingering weight yarn in the colours Bantam (red) and chevin (green) in 4mm needles. This cardigan took a lot more yarn then one usually takes me, but it is wonderfully long and cosy with a snug collar at the back, which i wasn’t sure on before i knit it but i am so glad that i did.

 

I love knitting this cardigan, the lace pattern once memorised, which didn’t take long at all, was such fun and a pleasure to knit i was almost sad when i was finished. The only thing that stopped me from being sad is that i love wearing it so much.  I used Signature arts needles, which made the lace work super easily, especially these central double decreases.

It is meant to have positive ease, but i don’t really like positive ease in my cardi.. i feel it makes them too big. So i knit the size smaller which i love the fit off, i always prefer a vertebrae  fit. This took a lot longer to knit for me then a garment usually would this is because the yarn is so darn expensive i could only afford to get one skein a month. I bought the original two at the knitting and stitching show and everything i tried to knit with them just wasnt working out- then the top i was going to use wasnt at that time available for purchase here in the UK, it is now and it currently what i am knitting.

I was honestly a little scared when i started this knit because i love to look through other people project pages, to see how they come out and also to see how the pattern is. Sooo many people were saying how hard this pattern is to knit especially on the decreases because of the lace pattern. But knowing that for every decrease there is a increase i found the actual decreasing a breeze and had no problems with keeping my stitch count right.

I would urge everyone to give this knit a go, it is just so fabulously fun!

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