‘Silene’ by Pam Allen

The pattern for this really useful cardigan is to be found in this book:  Loop’s 10.


I didn’t use the suggested yarn, but opted for De Rerum Natura, Gilliatt, which I absolutely loved.  Stitch definition is great, it’s soft but feels … natural… if you know what I mean.  I don’t like when wool feels over processed.  And it’s good value for money.  And warm.  Very very wam.

The pattern has a clever construction and a swingy fit.  I might have missed the odd increase here and there but it all worked out in the end.   I get distracted by the tv you see, evenings are the only time I knit and it can get messy if I’m watching something interesting…

The instructions are good although I ended up with copious scribbles and notes to remember all the increases and decreases and row counts.  Row counters don’t work for me… I need to write things down.


Taking pictures by yourself is not always easy…


As much as I love the elegance of bracelet sleeves, I’m soooo glad these are nice and long.  The over stated cuffs are a nice touch too.


It was a relatively quick knit, 5mm needles helped! and I’m super pleased with it.  It’s really warm and because it’s not too long it’s perfect over dresses and tunic,  it doesn’t swamp you like some cardigans do.


The knitting mojo is definitively back.

Prepare for more grey…

2 thoughts on “– 2018/184 – Silene Cardigan

  1. Pamela says:

    I read recently that if you turn your phone upside down so the camera is at the bottom it is easier to take selfies where you want to show your clothes and then you flip the photo before you post it. I think really you just need arms like a Gibbon!


  2. Clicky Needles says:

    Oooooo that is nice. I have the same book and that is one of the patterns that I liked the look of. I need to move it up the queue I think.


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