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The Wethersfield Cardigan

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I had promised my sister a black cardigan: mission accomplished. I have (finally) finished the Wethersfield cardigan. A bit of a ‘hybrid’ project: cast-on as an Empire cardigan, switched to a Wethersfield, using the raglan sleeves and the measurements from the Miriam cardigan , which I knitted previously. Could have been, should have been, a recipe for disaster and while I was knitting it I grew really worried about the size – and as always that seriously slowed down my knitting – but it turned out absolutely fine. I’m happy with the result, which in the pics is being modelled by the happy receiver herself. I love the design of the Wethersfield with its cable pattern in the back and the two single cables lining the two fronts. Plus, there is something very rewarding about knitting cables, watching them taking shape as you knit.

Meanwhile we’ve been enjoying some glorious autumn weather: blue skies and a beautiful golden light, enhancing the rich colouring of the trees. Autumn at its best. Miss Lilly and her young gentleman friend are taking full advantage of the pleasant weather, playing in the garden and chasing each other amongst the shrubs.

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