Years ago, when I first saw Kate Davies’ Deco cardigan I decided I needed one. Unfortunately, I’d just started knitting and could barely manage a hat!
When I got my Waltham 100% British Bluefaced Leicester blend in months ago I knew that I wanted to make something for myself in my Graveney light grey… and when I saw Deco on my Pinterest board, it just clicked. Perfect yarn for crisp slip stitches!
It couldn’t match any better, really. I modified my Deco by excluding the waist shaping, as I generally prefer my cardigans unshaped, and this worked beautifully.
I used some beautiful Dala horse ribbon I bought in Canada for the button band and large sized snaps that match the huge vintage shell buttons from my button hoard. I am not 100% on this combo as it makes the band rather heavy, but it will do for now, as I really enjoy the graphic detail of the buttons. I love the way they also have ribbed lines in them that echo the detailing on the cardi.
I love how crisp the yarn looks picked up with a much smaller needle for the sleeves. Definitely a technique to use in future.
Once again, Kate’s design was exquisitely written and thought out. Highly recommend this pattern if anyone has it in their queue. It is timeless and a keeper!