I realized that I promised you a detailed post on Fable - and while I flashed pictures, I didn't actually give any details.
So here they are:(please forgive my grumpy morning face - I loved camp - but they made me get out of bed far too early - and I really should learn to stand up straight...sigh.)
The pattern is Fable. And as mentioned, I modded the crap out of it. The original had a folded hem neckline and a rolled hem for bottom and sleeves. I figured, if you're going to fold the hem - make it picot. And if you're picot-ing one hem - do them all!
The next mod is obviously the length. The original is a flirty, flouncy little shrug - and absolutely adorable (if you have a flat stomach and the cute little boobs to match - obviously - I don't), but not quite right for me, so longer it was. Next mod: more fitted sleeves. This was done more as a time-saver than a design feature. I wanted to get this done in time for camp, so extra stitches were out.
Last mod: Three hook-and-eye closures instead of single button on collar. The front edge is an attached i-cord, and even after blocking, it didn't want to lay very flat. The single closure just didn't seem to work, so three it was. I didn't have any buttons delicate enough, and the hook-and-eyes were on hand. I may switch to buttons eventually if I come across the right ones.
Fable was knit with 2.5 skeins of Fluffy Cat, colour is Figgy Pudding. The result is a light, comfy cardigan that I forsee getting a lot of wear. It's perfect for layering, and ideal for the over-air-conditioned office in the summer.
Sadly, a few weeks back, our supplier notified us that the Fluffy Fingering and the Fluffy Lace bases are being discontinued. We will still be able to get Fluffy Light (in between fingering and lace wieght) a few times a year on special shipments.
We still have some fingering and lace in stock (only one in the shop right now but more coming soon) so if you really want some, you'll have to grab it fast.
I'm really disappointed. As you know, Fluffy is my favourite base, but I guess this just makes it that much more special, right?