HEY! It’s finished object Friday!
I fell in love when I saw Bristol Ivy post this picture of the Teazel cardigan on Instagram. I kept going back to the pictures and then to save it to my favorites on Ravelry. And then I just decided I wanted to make Teazel for myself but in cotton for summer.
I decided to use the Knit Picks Billow yarn (the color is called Lichen), not realizing it was a thick and thin bulky weight yarn. There are some part of the yarn that are scary thin but it creates a very rustic texture to the finished fabric. I don’t know if I would pick it again for this kind of project where the yarnovers create this swirling detail but this was my first time making this one and it actually turned into such an interesting piece. I still have five skeins left of it to figure out what I want to make next. Perhaps another Six Point Tee is in my future?
It floats away from the body and is definitely a swingy cardigan. I probably should’ve knit the size down, especially since cotton tends to grow but for now it’s almost like a kimono wrap on me. I can only pair this will super skinny and well fitted clothes because otherwise I’ll look like I’m drowning in yarn. I also decided since it was becoming a bit heavy to just do a short sleeve for summer. It was definitely a good decision, I think I would’ve had long and baggy sleeves if I hadn’t decided to cut them short.
But seriously, can we take about Teazel in motion? It’s pretty great for twirling. I know a couple of folks were worried about whether this would be stiff or not and it definitely isn’t. I definitely want to make this again for the fall in a deep teal or burgundy color and with the long sleeves so you can really see the detail go all the way down the arm. But overall, I’m still pretty pleased with how this turned out in the end.
What did you finish off this week? Share!