New Pattern! Cabled Christmas Wreath

cabled-christmas-wreath-1Hello Lovelies!

I finally got around to writing up a wreath pattern today.  I actually sat down and made it last year for Christmas as it was going to be our last Christmas in Germany.  I wanted to make a wreath for my own front door.

I searched high and low for a pattern that worked for me and found that there wasn’t one that I just fell in love with.  So I did what I normally do in situations like that.  I sat down with a couple of stitchionaries and made up a pattern my self.

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I love the end result and wanted to share the pattern with you all, especially now that Christmas is just around the corner!

I can’t wait to start decorating the new house in the UK this year!

I hope you all enjoy the new pattern!

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You can purchase and download the new pattern from the Patterns page or from Ravelry

FO: Montview Cardigan

Montview Cardigan

Montview has become one of my favorite cardigans that I have ever made. Especially this winter in the snow and cold that we’ve had this past week!

Montview Cardigan

This was actually very easy to knit and when I first started it I was immensely impressed at Ruth Garcia-Alcantud’s pattern writing and the clear and concise way the design flows. I didn’t question anything. I didn’t even want to question anything.

Montview Cardigan

I loved the yarn choice and made sure that it was definitely my choice for tis project and as you know, I normally substitute yarn choice on a project. Rowan makes some fab yarns and his is one of them. It’s springy and soft and the tweed effect works so well. It makes the cables in the pattern pop. Even after blocking, the definition is fantastic.

Montview Cardigan

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed Aran
Pattern: Montview Cardigan by Ruth Garcia-Alcantud
Needles: 5.5mm
Notes/Modifications: None.

One of the reasons this was ‘on the needles’ for such a long time is that I detest seaming. And the sleeves needed seaming. So, this lovely cardigan languished in my WIPs basket for a number of months. At the end of December, I couldn’t take anymore and took the plunge and just seamed away. And I can now claim this cardigan as the final finished knit of 2012.

Montview Cardigan

For all those out there looking for a designer that understands how a garment should look and feel and a pattern that just flows, try Ruth’s amazing collection. There is definitely something (lots in my case) there for everyone!

P.S. Apologies for the photos… I decided that posing outside in the snow was definitely not my idea of fun, so you have inside pics and me looking a little scruffy!!