Finally finished – Akoya


I’m pleased to report that the sleeve surgery was successful and my Akoya cardigan is now finished and ready to wear 🙂

Can you spot the difference?

Before …


After …


In shortening the sleeves, I forfeited the trellis lace pattern on the sleeves, leaving just the single cable twist as a nod to the original pattern.


The overall proportions are much better, and the fit is now perfect. I love the mother-of-pearl buttons too …


I think this cardigan will be very useful over the spring and summer. Will anyone notice that the sleeves aren’t the way they were meant to be? 😉

Have you persevered with a project that could have gone disastrously wrong? How did it turn out? I’d love to hear about it!




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Sharing my love of yarny craft and encouraging others to give it a go!
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2 Responses to Finally finished – Akoya

  1. swissrose says:

    It’s beautiful, so pleased for you – love that you kept the twist!
    Among the negative experiences with things I’ve knitted, I made a lovely jumper that had 3/4 sleeves in a fluffy Shetland yarn but then found I didn’t wear it much. When I analysed the “whys”, I realised all I needed to do was to lengthen the sleeves to full length and since I still had a ball of yarn left over, hey presto, I now wear the jumper a lot (it’s just been keeping me warm in Brittany and Normandy!)… simples!

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    • yarnsmithery says:

      A tweak here or there can make a huge difference – it sounds as though your modification was a great success. I’m glad you were able to rescue it and turn it into a favourite 🙂


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