I would like to thank you all for the generous compliments on my Gardenia. I was so thrilled that you approved my work and that made me like the twin set more than before. So after all the encouragement ,I knitted as fast as I could to finish Mauve Arrows. It was done more than a week ago, but didn't had the chance to post it.
what do you think about this design? I am pleased with this cardi, it fits me well, maybe the sleeves is a bit tight but it should loosen after wearing it. Other than that I like how the ribbing grows in the borders. By the end, I was a little concerned if I was going to have enough yarn. It's amazing how much yarn the sleeves used compared to the body. I followed the pattern pretty much, just added some length to the body and sleeves and skipped a little row of crochet picot on the front border and collar. First, I preferred without it and also because I wouldn't have enough yarn for that. I was so lucky that I had enough yarn for the collar , only a few strands of yarn were left from this project. The ribbed collar also used a good amount of yarn.
As you can see , the back has a similar design as in the front. I am not sure if the collar should be sewn around to the cardi, in a fixed mode. I may just leave it this way. After so many days, I kind consider it as done.
Pattern: Let's knit series winter 2006
Yarn: Lana Grossa Toccata 100% cotton ( 10 balls)
Needle: Japanese size 7 ( about 4.2mm)
In other notes, I am still working on my Rambling Rose. I had some problems on the sleeves but it should be soon all done. I thought I was going to surprise you with all my wip being done before I would cast on something new but... A pretty shawl was displayed at a LYS and I just had to have one! ;)