Valley Cardigan

Please oh please ignore the orange pants.....Yes I am officially done with this cardigan.  It is in the laundry room drying right now.  The photos were taken last night before blocking.  I was quite pleased with the sweater until I soaked it.  My goodness, you would not believe the amount of dye that washed out of that sweater.  That is a concern and I am hoping that when I wear it shirts or tanks do not become red.  My other concern was the fiber that fluffed off of it when I was wringing (probably a no-no for cashmere).  So I must remember to handle it gently.  I think the next time I wash it I will spin it in the washer instead of wringing to get the water out.  So maybe there will be more photos, maybe not.  

Once it is dry I will put it on my sweater shelf and will have something new to wear in the fall.  How cool is that?


  1. I love this cardi, so pretty and fancy!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  2. Beautiful! I hope the dye bleeding will stop and not rub off on your clothes.

  3. Hooray!!! It looks just great.
    For the bleeding you could add a
    few teaspoons of vinegar to the water
    to help 'set' the color.
    Have a beautiful day.

  4. Fantastic job! I love that cardi!

  5. Lovely!!! It looks like there is lace on the back too?

  6. what a pretty cardigan! i love the lace detail in the back. the waist ribbing reminds me of the estelle cardigan from quince & co, which is in my queue. lovely work!

  7. It's great, Karen! I really like the long lacey cuffs

  8. beautiful! for getting the water out, i'd just press with a towel to absorb as much as possible :)

  9. Are you telling me you made that? Amazing! Inspirational!

  10. It's gorgeous! I love how the ribbing tucks in at the waist, very chic.


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