Couple days ago,I wasn't very thrilled with Gardenia . The sides looked big , even blocking didn't help the cardi to stretch down. It could be the way the body was constructed as the back and front parts were knitted as one piece. Also, wearing them as set could be another factor. Perhaps I will have to wear the set separately or just to be more realistic, loose some weight! Now giving another try, buttoned up seems to make me look slimmer. Talking about buttons, I wonder if shell ones would give a modern lift to this cardi.
Well, looking from an angle it's not so bad. And with second thoughts, I am starting to like it with all the imperfections. After all, it was an elaborated design ( for me) with all those difficult crochet steps. Even if I don't get to wear it often, this FO will be nice to just look at and pat. ;)Since this is a "reunion of the twin set" ( borrowing the words from Peggy of kneurotic knitter), it deserves a photo .
And now the formal FO picture,
Pattern: World Knitting Spring/Summer 2004
Yarn: Sirdar Pure Cotton for the body . Crochet thread from Michaels for the lace part
Needles: Japanese size 4 ( 3.3mm) for knitting and crochet size 2
Modification: Resized to fit the gauge of my yarns.