I am really pleased with this little cardigan. All it needs now are some Norwegian style clasps and it will be ready for my shop. Unless it sells beforehand - let me know if you are interested!
It is not my design. The original idea came from Mary Scott Huff's book "New Stranded Colourwork". I have used her choice of colours and overall idea but the bees come from Wendy Phillips' book " Small World".
Learning new techniques is always fun (sic) especially ones that will save you time (double sic). I therefore decided that I would discover the art of cut and sew covering the resulting raw edges with double bands which is what I did around the collar and neck.
I have to admit it probably did save me time and, yes, I will use the technique again because I suspect I will get better with practice. It has certainly given a very professional finish to the cardigan even if cutting through knitted fabric with a pair of sharp scissors is generally against all one's natural instincts.
Next weekend I will be at the annual TricotNordique meeting. I still have to find a project of take with me. Something challenging but one that can be achieved whilst discussing different ideas with fellow knitters. I haven't been for a couple of years and am particularly looking forward to seeing old friends and, of course, seeing new patterns and works of art. The new version of Alice Starmore's "Tudor Roses" particularly interests me. It will be a good weekend.