The second of the three projects I've finished this week is my Mum's birthday cardigan. This was a pattern from Simply Knitting and she really liked the colour of the one in the magazine. It's knitted in Debbie Bliss Bella, and while it was difficult to get the yarn, it has knitted up really well. It has gentle waist shaping, and the only difficult thing about it was the patterns had different repeats - one 8 rows, one 24. So a bit of mental arithmetic was called for.
Here's a close up of the two patterns, looking an odd shade of pink for some reason. Finding buttons for this colour was a challenge, with the help of Sue in the woolshop, we found some see-through buttons which blend in quite well. So all ready for the birthday this week.