grey sky knitting


Over the last week or so I’ve been watching the leaves on my neighbour’s Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Frisia’ gradually unfurl. They are an intense acid yellow which appears to glow against the leaden clouds. This week I knitted a cardigan to match.

I like a little contrast along cuffs and hems, but for this project I decided to take it further and included the button band too.

The pattern is by Andi Satterlund and is free on ravelry here, and, if you are interested in such things, you’ll find the details for my project here. I’ve got plans for another one.

19 thoughts on “grey sky knitting

    • Thank you very much. It really is a very speedy project, and much less complicated than it might seem. It took six evenings in all, and that includes having to knit back a good ten rows in order to correct a mistake.

  1. How lovely! I keep saying I will learn to knit or do more sewing and craft in general – one day when making stuff for school stops monopolising my time I hope I will actually get around to it!

  2. That is fantastic! I love the color combo and pattern is adorable. Had to add it to my Ravelry favs immediately.

  3. Your cardigan is very pretty, I’m not usually keen on grey but this one looks perfect. Well done.

    • Hi Helen, I used Rico Essentials Soft Merino Aran (10ply). Very easy to knit with, and I used roughly 300g – 6x50g balls (5.75 of the grey and a tiny bit of yellow). They were pretty reasonable, about £3.75 each, I think.
      I would guess that any Aran or Worsted yarn would work for this project. Hope that helps.

  4. That’s lovely. I love the contrasty bits. I should take up the Ravelry sweater I abandoned in a huff months ago, when I realised I’d got the pattern slightly wrong, again.

    • It’s so frustrating when you realise that you’ve gone wrong isn’t it? I went very wrong early on with this, and very nearly didn’t bother going back to correct it, but I’m so glad I did as I think it would have been far too big. I’d say dig it out and start again, and if you have to rip it all back to the beginning you can take comfort in the fact that you’ll make a faster start the second time round. Or at least that’s how it is with me.

      • It’s one of the most difficult patterns I’ve ever knitted and I had already unravelled it twice, so I really don’t know if I can bear to do it again. Hence the abandonment.

  5. Funky little cardigan – looks great – much needed at the moment I’m sure – will this miserable chilly weather ever let up! I love knitting and am currently into knitting toys – my own grown up children loved their knitted toys – we still have them in the attic.

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