It’s a blustery day today, so I took Jane’s suggestion and decided on a different approach to documenting the completion of this finished object. One that keeps me inside!
I love this feather and fan cardigan – Ysolda Teague’s Liesl. The lace stitch combined with the bulky wool gives it so much texture. It’s knit top-down as well, which makes it particularly fun to knit.
I picked up two skeins of Naturally Hand Knit Alpine 14 ply at Romni’s winter sale. This is my first project using New Zealand wool (at least that I know of, I have a small supply of mystery fibres). Oh, how I would love to take a trip to New Zealand.
The vintage button was an Etsy purchase. It’s milk glass with gold lustre.
While I was contemplating my Liesl, I took a look at the 554 projects currently on Ravelry. They all look so different! I think part of what makes this pattern so great is the room for variation. It’s perfect for knitters who may not be comfortable making their own pattern modifications. Clear details are given on how to vary sleeve and body length, the neckline depth, and the addition of an ornamental bind off.