Knitting

Ta Da! One Finished Cardigan!

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Here it is at long last! I could tell you all the bad things about it now it is finished and evaluated but do you know what? I’m not going to because I am so pleased I made it to the end and didn’t just frog it and leave it after my failed attempts.

I’m going to tell you what I like about it instead.

1) It fits, just about but it fits. Need I say more?

2) I’m pretty pleased with the neatness of my sewing, as it is the bit that I tend to get bored with and struggle to get the perfect finish I aim for.

3) I even tried to block it. I think it helped a bit with finishing off the lace and my new chair came in very handy.

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Poor chair, you can just about see the pins

4) Heart shaped buttons (I’m not going into the practicalities of doing them up with such a fiddly shape and the buttonhole yarn getting caught because I’m staying positive!) I suspect Dave may curse me for using them when it’s his turn to get her dressed but they are so cute.

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Focus on the buttons and not the neckline decreases!

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I think it goes really well with this dress, which was the main one I had in mind when I started this project in this colour. (I promise I tried to iron the dress!)

Well that’s it for now, I feel proud of completing my project and still have almost 300g of that yarn left because lace doesn’t use much. (My mum told me I needed over 200g for a basic cardigam for Jess and it came in packs of 4x50g balls so had to buy 2.) I’m going to think about what to do with it-maybe in June as May is busy enough!

Thank you for reading and following this little cardigan on it’s journey to completion.

Karen x

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32 thoughts on “Ta Da! One Finished Cardigan!

  1. Beautiful. I love the color and it coordinates so well with the dress. Adorable buttons too. I wish I was talented with needles (or a hook) and yarn, but I am a lost cause. Paper and fabric (mostly paper) I can handle. πŸ™‚ Great job!

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