You know when you just scroll around Pinterest and you see something that makes you drool over your screen?
Yeah, you do! 🙂
When I saw this pin I couldn’t get it off my mind.
I heard it whispering: “Knit me! Knit me for Maria!”
The original pattern is a paid one.
Sadly, I couldn’t buy it because I don’t have a bank account that allows internet purchases (it’s hard, believe me!) so I improvised.
Even though I didn’t knit an actual Golden Wheat Cardigan, I want to thank the designer for the inspiration.
I tried to have the purl side as the right side but this yarn didn’t look that good. It’s an acrilic fingering weight yarn which I held two strains together. It’s the same yarn I used for my Flax in a different colorway.
I think you are probably not the biggest fan of acrylics but I find it extremely durable and easy to wash since you can just throw it in the washing machine, that I can forsee its scratchiness (is that a word?).
For someone that doesn’t know how to treat hand knitted items is great.
As is for lazy people like me!
The buttons weren’t easy to found.
Made of ivory. So beautiful and fragile, like Maria!
I know Maria since university.
She’s more like family to me.
Always there for me, as I am for her.
I’m so grateful to have her in my life.
I wanted to knit her something special and I’m sure that this cardigan will be her favorite. It’s just so Maria’s taste.
It’s such a warm cardigan that taking those photos really made me sweat!
As you can tell the photoshoot happened in F’s garage.
The photographer was my F.
Thank you my love ♡
He has improved so much although he couldn’t capture the side faux seam while I was wearing the cardigan.
Such a pretty, little detail.
I was on a deadline to finish it because Maria was supposed to visit me last week for Easter but unfortunately she couldn’t.
The cardigan will have to be sent to her soon even though the weather is getting hotter every day and she will not wear her new cardigan for months.
Do you think it is possible to have a couple of cold days?
In May? In Greece? Who am I kidding?!
A knitter can always wish for cold weather, right?