My bright green cardigan, hand knitted, synthetic fibres, I wear it as I write. It is the oldest cardigan I own, bought second hand, I remember not where, over twenty years ago. There’s a photo of me wearing it patting a goat in Tenerife in 1990. It was always delightfully flawed. The knitter had omitted to make buttonholes so behind the buttons are press studs, spaced at different intervals to the buttons. The top and bottom stud have been missing for at least ten years. The sleeves always had baggy elbows even when washed.
The cardigan is unsurpassable in colour, fit and style. If I could find the pattern I would gladly knit another. It is a cute, childlike, tailored but slightly saggy garment which would never be appropriate for a smart occasion. It is great for houses and caravans.
It’s easy wash, easy dry, 100% non-itch and makes me happy. It’s a significant item in my wardrobe and my joint favourite cardigan.