Eighteen months ago (was it really that long??) I knitted myself a Crowberry cardigan. It is one of my most popular patterns but I did not have a sample of my own. The original sample is owned by Woolyknits who supplied the lovely Bluefaced Leicester DK yarn. I had been wanting one of my own to wear but was having the usual problem of so much to knit and too little time - a perpetual problem for every knitter.
When I finally decided I was going to treat myself to my own version I fell in love with the navy Rowan felted tweed DK. I love navy and the tweedy effect adds an extra bit of prettiness. The navy balls of yarn were sitting in the shop next to the pretty white with blue tweedy bits balls.... and they looked so good together I just knew I had to use them both. The idea for a two coloured Crowberry was born.
The contrasting colour is used to accentuate the Crowberry pattern on the front of the cardigan and also used in the i-cord cast off and button holes. I have to confess I love it and I wear it frequently.
The PDF pattern for Crowberry has now been updated to include instructions for the two colour version as well as the original one colour. It has also been updated to my new Aldersign layout. Thank you to everyone who has purchased this pattern already, you should get an email letting you know it has been updated. For those of you who would like to buy it and make your own, there is a discount of 25% off the usual price for this week only. The discount will automatically be applied at the till.