TaDaaa: Erika Colour Block Cardigan

Finally finished! The Erika colour block cardigan.

Erika colour block cardigan

Yarn: Cascade 220 Sport in 7803 magenta, 8892 azure, and 8914 granny smith.Pattern: Erika cardigan by Milla Mia Sweden
My modifications: knit it a couple of inches shorter than the pattern called for, and left off the front patch pockets.
My project is detailed on Ravelry here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/lbeckste/erika-cardigan

Erika colour block cardigan

My husband thinks the colour combo is too much. What do you think? Do I look like a clown?

Erika colour block cardigan

Evil clown, maybe:

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The frustration of not being able to smile naturally in photos overcomes me.

On my Needles: Batik Dress & Colour Block Cardigan

There are a couple of things on my needles these days.

I’m making a sleeveless dress from this beautiful batik fabric I bought in Ghana, using Burda’s “Fatina” pattern #6051.

batik fabric from Ghana

Beautiful Batik Fabric from Ghana

Batik dress in progress

Batik dress in progress

And on my knitting needles, I’m working on the Erika Cardigan by MillaMia, using Cascade 220 sport yarn.

Work in Progress: the Erika Cardigan by MillaMia

Work in Progress: the Erika Cardigan by MillaMia

I chose a brighter blue than the model from the MillaMia website, as well as chartreuse for the sleeves instead of grass green.

The Erika Cardigan model

The Erika Cardigan model