Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cinnamon Annabel Cardigan and Felted Poms

A little cinnamon wool and big needles, endless garter stitch and a super easy pattern. Annabel Cardigan, from Quince and Co. I got two skeins of Eco Wool, but barely used the 2nd skein for this one. I did use dpns for the sleeves and you can see where I had the needle changes so I tried to smooth that out when blocking. This sweater is worked from the top down, sleeves put on holders and worked at the end.

Feeling a little crafty, I got some Roving  and watched a tutorial on felting it in warm soapy water. It would've worked better if I used the roving that comes in fluffy sheets instead of the yarn.

 I got my hot water ready with the soap in it and made a ball, and started working it side to side in my hands.

It looked like this:

 Then I added on a color to it. Again, this would work much better if you  had the roving separated into thin strips instead of it being in a twisted yarn.
 My end result was this little funny display of yarn balls, stuck on some floral stems and put in a vase. It added some green and whimsy the table. However the yarn is visible where I wound it. I also tried putting the balls in the washer inside a fabric bag. If I were to try this again, I would either take the time to really separate out the layers or buy the roving in big "batting" type form. But it was fun to try out.


knitterbeader said...

Love the sweater and it looks great on you! The Poms are cute, also!

Beatriz said...

I love your latest projects, Jeannine. The rusty orange is so flattering on you.