You may recall, I gave my mum yarn for Christmas… so that I could knit her a cardigan.
My mum knits and crochets a lot for the grandkids, but I don’t remember the last time she knit anything for herself.
I had quite a bit of consultation with my mum, about the style and fit she was wanting in the cardigan. I then set about to find the perfect pattern to match her requirements. Georgetown by Hannah Fettig ticked all the boxes. Surprisingly, it took me 6 weeks to knit (I thought I could knock it out in 4).
Once I blocked it, I knew I had nailed it. The ribbed shawl collar needed the wet blocking, as it was riding up at the bottom of the fronts. It’s amazing what a little bit of water can do.
Then after a sneaky little try on myself, I gave it to my mum last weekend. (It fit me very well too).
She’s lucky the colour is not really me…
Not that I would dare keep it, my mum deserves nice things.
Needless to say, she loves it. Perhaps I’ll surprise her with another jumper’s worth of yarn next Christmas?