Tuesday, 30 November 2010
The second sweater, a cardigan, is my next Kaffe Fassett Persian Poppies pattern. At least I thought it was when I bought it, but if it is it is a simplified version of the pattern. I prefer to believe that it is anyway. The cardigan is awful. It is a children's size knitted in bright acrylics. I bought it because I thought it was Kaffe Fassett and I saw it as an illustration of how awful his patterns can look in the wrong hands. The knitter has gone to a lot of trouble to put the colours together, as you can distinguish the flowers against the background. It is knitted tightly with the thinner yarns doubled.
I thought that there were some wool yarns in there and I told myself that I can throw the acrylics away. Now that it is unravelled I can say that there were a few wool, but very few, and it is becoming very difficult to dump the others. I tell myself that a few acrylic strands won't be noticed in a full sized blanket.
My first Kaffe Fassett Persian Poppies sweater was very nice.