crochet · Knitting

WIP Wednesday-5th July

The saying ‘one step forwards and two steps back’ seems to be the theme for this week’s WIP post! To be fair, some progress has been made but if I’d not had to do any frogging then I’d probably have a finished object by now!

The Lush cardigan had to be frogged back to the lace as I realised it really didn’t allow for any growing room and would probably have been a real squeeze to button up. I did some fiddling with numbers and added in some balanced increases to give an additional 2 inches of fabric. It was a bit frustrating having to re knit so many rows but it will be worth it if the cardigan fits her for a decent amount of time.

Since I took this photo I’ve completed the stocking stitch and started the ribbing, so I will soon be on to the sleeves.

The yarn I ordered for the lattice squares arrived and so I quickly whipped up all of the lavender ones. I actually had to make 5 as there was a fault in the yarn which meant one square wasn’t quite as nice looking as I’d have liked. I have 4 squares left to make in the shrimp colour and then it’s joining time.

Nowhere near a finished object on either WIP yet but  I am closer than I was last week!

How are your WIPs going? Do you have a favourite thing to work on right now? Please share or tag me on Instagram.

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42 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday-5th July

  1. The cardigan is looking gorgeous. It’ll be so worth it when it’s done!
    I’ve finally got a bit of mojo for my cardigan again. Cast off the neckline yesterday and picked up the button band today. Not looking forward to buttonholes, but after that it’s just the sleeves to go! Woop!

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  2. I’m loving the cardigan. I usually end up frogging and starting over when I have a problem knitting because I haven’t done enough to be good at picking the stitches back up after frogging. That’s probably why I do more crochet projects?

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    1. Thank you. Have you ever tried using a lifeline? Honestly I don’t think I’d be a knitter without them! (I used to only crochet for the same reasons you said, but I’m glad I do both now.)

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      1. I’ve never heard of it, but I will look into it. Maybe I’ll tackle more knitting projects if I didn’t have to restart a project whenever I made an error. Thanks for the info!

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      2. I watched a video, and it makes so much sense, I’m not sure why I hadn’t heard of it before! I’ll definitely try it, I’m pretty sure it will save me a lot of aggravation!

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  3. The cardigan (+ the model 😊) are beautiful. I bet she can’t wait to wear it.
    I just started on a ‘Granny Square Afghan’….7 squares down, ??? to go πŸ€“
    The squares are gorgeous! I always admire your even stitches. Did you get the blocking square – is that what it’s called? – on Etsy? That looks like a very helpful tool. πŸ˜€

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    1. Thank you. It seems to take forever to make all of the squares for a blanket! My husband made the blocking board, we plan on making more and hopefully selling on etsy, but not just yet.

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    1. Thank you, growing room is essential and I have a 3 year old who needs age 4 really for height and chest, but the next size up cardigan is way too big, hence the number jiggling!

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  4. I’m still totally in love with that colour of the cardigan! 😍 once you’ve finished all you squares are you starting the joining up? It will look amazing πŸ˜‰

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  5. Both of your wips are absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to see the finished photos!! I ran into the same problem with a beach cover for my daughter – way too small. My mistake was that I didn’t have her try it on along the way and I’ve gone past the point where frogging is not an option. So now I’m trying to crochet in some extra rows where I really didn’t want them to see if I can make it bigger. If it ends up looking weird when I’m done I guess I’ll have a funky looking beach cover for myself!! πŸ˜€

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  6. Lots of work you have done, and I so know the feeling of undoing things back that way, but you have done an Excellent job Mrs C and its looking great.. πŸ™‚ and I am loving the shades of your squares.. How on earth you manage it all still amazes me..
    Have a wonderful Week.. πŸ™‚ ❀ Hugs Sue

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