Inspiration Island

Miette Collage

It’s funny to knit a cardigan, whilst wearing the same cardigan! This is the Miette Cardigan, which I last knitted three years ago. Yikes! It has proven to be a real trooper. So much so, that I decided to make a second version.

Miette Knitting

I already know the fitting adjustments this cardigan needs for my body, so I’m hoping this won’t be too challenging a make:

  • Lengthen the bodice
  • Lower where the bust shaping begins
  • Knit a size larger than the pattern tells me
  • Increase the width of the button bands

And job’s a good’un. That’s the theory, anyway.

I’m knitting up a storm on my current trip to the Isle of Wight. Y’all know I love this place! It truly is like stepping back in time.

Isle of Wight Collage

I’ve even found some sewing patterns and various vintage pieces…

vintage sewing pattern

I’m on Inspiration Island, for sure. Are you enjoying your creative weekends? I do love when the weekday world hits pause and we can all mutually enjoy rest, inspiration, making and ice-cream!

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14 Responses to Inspiration Island

  1. wakeymakes says:

    Enjoy your break. You are inspiring. I started knitting socks this week and I am hooked. You always have a mobile project and that’s what I needed. Thank you. Enjoy the rest and the ice cream K xXx

  2. OMG! I can almost imagine Fanny Price in that garden, on vacation. Wonderful. What kind of yarn are you knitting? is it cotton?

  3. Caroline says:

    Ooh that looks like a gorgeous location. Loving the reds and greens in your photos they are beautiful.
    Good luck with your new knitting project.

  4. Tash says:

    I’m heading out to the IOW tomorrow, going to check out Ventnor as you suggested. May see you around!

  5. What a lovely view. I love the IOW and used to go there loads. Is that underground antiques market still there? I have lots of great things from it although it always smelt a bit damp. Lovely cardi and the new wool is gorgeous. Xx

  6. redsilvia says:

    What a pretty place to play! Have fun knitting and relaxing and enjoying. The cardie will be great, such a pretty blue.

  7. What a lovely place to be. Hope you’re having a fab weekend – I think it’s a long weekend for you? The knitting looks great.

  8. Nicola says:

    Looks just perfect :). I haven’t been to the Isle of Wight since I was a very young child and look forward to revisiting one day. Enjoy the serenity and your creating.

  9. I wish I could enjoy knitting, but I see it as more of a challenge- I leave well alone for years, then set myself something really complicated to make and do it as quickly as possible, grimacing the whole time. Last time was a coat, and my hands ached for months afterwards. Sigh. Your little haven looks wonderful.

  10. Rachel says:

    A friend made me a Miette that I adore. I’ve since started knitting, and am looking forward to making one of my own.

    I’m curious how you knew those were the adjustments you needed to make. Did you determine them after making your first one, or were you able to tell from the pattern? I’m just getting my head around making adjustments in knitting.

    • Hi Rachel. I know some of these adjustments because I’ve already made the cardigan once. It also helps to look at other people’s makes on Ravelry. This is a very cropped cardigan and I don’t want that. Also, because of the method of construction, you can try this cardie on as you go, and that makes a big difference. I ended up unravelling my first version of this and reknitting in a larger size, because quite early on I could see it was coming up small. Hope that helps!

  11. esewing says:

    Love the colour of your new cardigan , such a pretty design I can see why you love it , enjoy your break.

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