So last night something rather inconvenient happened. If one was a dramatic person they might actually say that what happened was downright traumatic. It is Christmas week my friends as I am sure you are fully aware. And Christmas means Christmas craft. Craft that has a deadline with the sole purpose of making others happy. Meaningful craft. Non selfish craft which makes it super feel good.
Anyhoo yesterday Amy Christoffers released her Cinnamon Girl pattern. And it might be the perfect cabled cardigan. And I feel the passion. And I might have accidentally knitted a swatch this morning at morning tea time. And I now know that my Christmas is destined to be plagued by twitching. Twitching to get back to the joy! The joy of following your passion.
Let's talk briefly about Cinnamon Girl - I don't have a picture yet sorry, so you will just have to click on through - cabled cardigan in a slightly semi solid yarn in a gorgeous gorgeous cinnamon colour. With classic Amy gorgeous shape. One that I love and wear all the time - which as you would all know, if you read this blog an essential part of making a cardy that you love. And ever since my "almost" perfect Stranger cardy I have been looking for a cabled cardy with a better fit. This is it my friends.
I have included a few photos of my past experiences with Amy's patterns. My all time favourite cardy is the Pomme de Pin below.
I don't have yarn. And I can't make a trip to the store due to the aforementioned Christmas malarkey so I have made some up. I have put a DK and a 4ply together and got perfect gauge first time. I'm "think" I like the resulting colour so I'm calling it fate. Fate means you have to go with it right??
Anyway the whole point of the post - other than to share the excitement - was to showcase the lovely Amy. Her designs are gorgeous with the best shoulder shaping I have found in a designer. And shoulder shaping is important as it is a key part of getting the fit right because bad shoulders ruin the whole thing. If you are doubting me then have a look at your favourite cardigans. Good well-fitting shoulders?
She does gorgeous details, beautiful cables, stunning cowls and fabulous wearable shapes. My absolute favourites are Pomme de Pin, Bailey, White Pine (check out Jule's version here - she is one of our lovely teachers!) and now Cinnamon Girl. Her most popular patterns are Larch and Acer. If only there was more time to knit in life....
Go check her out. Which is your favourite?