I have a long sweater I bought at Old Navy waay back in 2000 or something like that. It's polyester and kinda frumpy, but I wear it at home all the time. As soon as I saw the cover of the fall issue of Interweave Knits peeking out of my mailbox I knew the Cardiff Coat would be a perfect replacement for my junky sweater.
|Cardiff Coat not the junky sweater of old.|
|The pretty pretty back view...ooh I love cables!|
The Low Down
Pattern: Cardiff Coat by Jennifer Wood
Yarn: Ushya by Mirasol Yarn
Modifications: I knit the sleeves a bit longer because I like um that way.
|Ooh you lovely cables you! These are the reversible ones.|
I'm going to let you in on a few mishaps that happened while knitting this coat, but before I do that I'm going to confess that I pretty much make a least one mistake in every project I make. I think mostly it's because I'm knitting while watching TV so I'm not always paying the closest attention. Usually I go back a fix it if need be.
With this coat I made a serious error in the cables in that I totally forgot to do them in one part, EEK!
This wouldn't really be a problem except that I didn't notice until well after dividing for the arms. What did I do? I just left it. Chalked it up to to late and kept knitting.
|Candid photo shoot photo.|