I have at last inished the Hedgerow cardigan I started last Christmas. In fact I started it on Christmas day thanks to the generous Christmas present from my husband of all the yarn I needed for it (I gave him a list!). It’s a very green version which I had lots of fun planning, inspired by Jamam’s lovely green Hedgerow. The sizing is a bit of a mishmash between the 42 and the 38 sizes because my chest requires a much larger size than my arms and shoulders. I’m very happy with the fit, and have worn it almost every day since I finished it.
I’m particularly proud of the steek fnishing, for which I found a lovely ribbon on Etsy. It reminds me of the folk art flowers which I so love. Back at the beginning of this century I did some classes in folk art painting, and have loved decorating my home and personalisng gifts with folk art flowers ever since.
At each colour change in the sleeves I spit-spliced the yarn join, but just joned in the centre of the steek for the body, knotting the ends together a couple of rounds later. I knew they would be cut off during the steek finishing, so spit splicing there was unnecessary.
The buttons are some flowery buttons from my stash, but I may change them later for something a bit plainer. I like the colourful enamelled coconut shell buttons I’ve seen from Textile Garden, and think some of these ones in green would really suit my Hedgerow, though I may hold out until they have these plainer ones in the deeper green I’ve seen them in before.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photo of me wearing it, taken by my middle son in dim light with a phone camera!