Hello! I haven’t written a proper post in so long here (apart from the article on my Hinterland dress that I just posted), so I decided to make up for it by posting about the Falesia cardigan I knit in July, along with a bunch of dresses that just went so well with it that I couldn’t pick just one to model the cardi. I am going to add the details of each dress for easy reference.
First, though, let us talk about the cardigan!
Falesia by Atelier Émilie
Yarn: I used organic white cotton, Rainbow Organic 8/4 from Hobbii yarns. This organic cotton, fingering yarn was sent to me for honest review, and at 3 euro per 50-gram ball, it is a lovely sustainable organic option. It has a soft touch and great stitch definition.
Buttons: I wanted this project to be sustainable down to its tiniest details, so while I knew I wanted translucid white buttons, I didn’t feel like purchasing new ones in plastic. I found a lovely Etsy shop located in France that sold vintage haberdashery, and they had the perfect vintage buttons in stock!
Knitting process: Falesia is a joy to knit thanks to the engaging raglan increases; because it is cropped with 3/4 sleeves, once the fun raglan is done, the rest of the cardigan knits up quickly! I especially love the finishing touches to this cardigan, the continuous neck and buttonband with i-cord edging, and the deep 1×1 ribbing at the bottom hem.
On to the dresses!
Aldaia Dress, Pauline Alice Patterns, sewn in 2017.
Flora Dress, By Hand London, sewn in 2017.
Joséphine Dress, P&M Patterns, sewn in May 2019.
Michael Miller Stitch Circle Anna Dress, By Hand London, sewn in 2015.
Simplicity 3803 in Liberty, sewn in 2009, blogged here.
There was a few other dresses that would have worked well, but it was 36 degrees Celsius (97 F) when I took these pictures and was getting quite hot…
It even got quite silly at the end!