FO: Olivia

Pattern:  Olivia / Thrown Together / Kim Hargreaves
Yarn:  Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK, colour: brown BFL
Mods: knitted the pocket linings in a contrast yarn (British Sheep Breeds DK, BFL marl) like Kim does in her design Daisy

I knitted this together with the ladies from the Olivia KAL in the Kim Hargreaves group on Ravelry. A KAL really helps to motivate you to keep working on it. It was a nice knit, but every big project has a moment when you think “why did I start this? it will never be ready.”

The British Sheep Breeds DK is one of the best yarns I’ve worked with. Just as good as the Felted Tweed from Rowan. Soft, not itchy and a very pretty heathered brown. I wish you could see the cardigan in real life, it is so pretty.
I am going to wear it a lot when the weather gets colder again.

Lovely vintage buttons bought in Melbourne, Australia.

It fits great like all Kim’s patterns. I know it looks short with the long shirt I am wearing underneath, but the length is perfect.

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3 Responses to FO: Olivia

  1. Sarah says:

    It looks perfect on you – elegant and pretty. I’m so pleased you finished it, how are your hands now?

    Thanks for the review of the yarn, definitely on my list to try.

  2. Noek says:

    Hello Sarah, thank you!
    My hands are much better, but I still have to be careful because after an hour at my laptop or an hour knitting they are going to hurt again.
    I have to take a lot of breaks and do exercises.
    I will probably never again knit the whole day like I used to do when I started knitting. But I am happy I can still knit. I am now knitting for half an hour or so, then I do something else. In the evening another half hour.
    It’s different, but it’s okay.

  3. Nicki says:

    Hi there, I’ve really enjoyed reading about your Olivia. It looks so lovely on you. I’m about to start knitting it and I wondered what size yours is. It looks about right for me and I don’t want to make mine too big. Nicki (in Melbourne)

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