Monday, 14 November 2011

Finishing again.

Ooh, two finished projects in one week, steaming ahead!
This one isn't strictly a gifting one though, although I may well make it a part of a seasonal gift outfit, depending on how things go.......

The girlie suddenly hates to pose:

And yes, I cropped this photo! The mess on the chair is enough, I'm not showing you the mess around the rest of the room too!

Gah! These photo's are awful!
Haha, wouldn't you know, the camera just went flat so I can't upload the only decent photo!Hmm, maybe I should have finished here rather than updating Rav too?

This cardi was lovely to work on, the yarn is supersoft but the pattern very quickly became boring. A super easy pattern for a beginner knitter, just cast on, garter stitch and cast off, with some picking up of stitches to create the body. The sleeves and yoke were worked sideways with some casting on and off to form the neck opening but no other shaping at all. If you can knit a scarf you can knit this cardi!!

Technical details on my Ravelry page (ooh, can you tell I'm still loving having finally "got" Ravelry?), but for those of you who haven't joined up, or are awaiting your invite, then here you go:

Pattern - LionBrand Sideways yoke cardgan. (Have you checked out LionBrands pattern database? Lots of free knit and crochet patterns for a simple login).
Yarn - Rowan RYC Wool Tweed (aran weight) 4x50g with only 15g left over.
Needles - 6mm (yarn states 5.5mm and the pattern states 5mm with a different yarn but to get the right tension I had to use the 6mm).
Difficulty level - super easy!
Size - a generous 2 years I would guess.
Issues - The neck seems a little "gapey", maybe I'll add a collar or trim it somehow?
Would I make again? - Yes I probably will, maybe a more sunshine toned one for the spring as I think it would make a great cardi for those days when it is too warm for a coat but still nippy.

So yay, another project done and dusted, and I can get back to the gifting makes again. I still have lots of hats and scarves to get started yet.............if I can remain undistracted by pretty shawls :)



Inthesky said...

Very Cute :)

karisma said...

Adorable! :-)

lily said...

She looks lovely in her new knitwear, ahhhh yes RAVELRY........many, many hours have been lost while wandering and dreaming through this wonderful site. x

Craft Fairy said...

What a super cardigan. I bet that she loved it too.
Thank you for calling at my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I thought that I would return the compliment.

Tirza said...

Wow, very cute sweater! I'll have to add that to my favorites.

Marfa said...

Oh, it's such a beautiful sweater...and I love the cozy fire in the background!

LiteraryLadybug said...

ADORABLE! (Both the sweater and your sweet little model!) Well done!

Pumpkin Pie Baby said...

I really like this cardigan. Sometimes a simple pattern makes the best sweater!