Queen Elizabeth Cardigan-Silk
Queen Elizabeth Cardigan Silk
Silk thread with custom made silver buttons
11/4" x 1 3/4"
*Displayed on hand blown glass form and brass rod
This is one of three recent versions of My Queen Elizabeth Pattern which I have revised in 2019. I made one in silk, cotton and a wool/silk blend.
This cardigan was inspired by the Alice Starmore's Queen Elizabeth sweater in Tudor Roses. Starmore has been a great inspiration to me and I admire her use of color and texture. There are cables and lace patterns throughout the sweater.
To create my knitted pieces, I design my own original patterns and then use my own hand-made knitting needles that I make from surgical stainless steel. I use fine cotton or silk thread to knit with. If there are buttons on the piece, they work. If there are pockets, they are real. Socks have turned heels, gloves have fingers so small they are too big for a grain of rice. Every aspect of my work is meant to be as real as possible. Please feel free to email me at email@example.com with any further questions.