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    Archive for the ‘Cardigans’ Category

    Procrastinate much?

    Posted by twit2knit on August 4, 2011

    I’ve been working on a seemless cardigan called Gaia by Kristen TenDyke, it’s a very quick knit and the pattern is well written. For some reason I’ve been putting off doing the button bands, yes that’s all I’ve left to do, oh and the weaving in and sewing on buttons and blocking but almost all the actual knitting is done.

    I thought if I posted here about it, it may actually spur me on to complete this cardigan, one can only hope that is the case.

    I’ve used Robin Aran with wool in colour graphite and size 5mm(US8) needles.

     

    Seen how I was procrastinating with Gaia, I decided to cast on for a pattern that’s been in my queue for an age.  Angela Sixian Wu’s Three Tams, I did tam A. I used Robin DK and King Cole Baby Comfort DK, with 3.5mm(US4) and 4mm(US6) needles. Now this was a real quick knit and so satisfying, looks way more complicated than it is. The only snag was the pattern omitted a detail about the decreases, before starting each decrease round, move the last completed stitch from the previous round back to the left needle. The moved stitch becomes the 1st stitch of the decrease round. Jennichrys on Ravelry, thank you for the explanation.

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    Posted in Cardigans, colourwork, Hat | Leave a Comment »

    A Few New Things.

    Posted by twit2knit on April 20, 2011

    I finished my Shalom cardigan, the pattern is by Meghan McFarlane and can be found here. I used  roughly 3 balls of  Elle Pure Gold Chunky in colourway 50 (blue) and 7mm needles. It was a very quick knit and the pattern is so easy to follow and/or adjust.

    I took a while to find the right buttons, I eventually got them from a shop on  Ebay called Textile Garden.

    I also made myself a new shawl, Zetor Scarf by Jatta Saukko. I had some sock yarn I’d dyed a while ago but was a bit ambivilent about the colour, this is what it looked like in the beginning:

    I wanted something with a bit more depth to the colour, so I over-dyed using Procion dye in deep purple ( I will get better pictures tomorrow) I adore the new colour, it’s now deep purple and wine.

    I used 4.5mm(US7)needles. The pattern was easy to follow and quick to knit up. The only problem is that the instructions don’t say how to bind off. After just binding off loosly I found there wasn’t enough give to get the points I wanted so I’m going to unpick the bind off. I’ll then use the lacy bind off, for those that don’t know it here you are:

    K2, *insert LH needle through front of two sts on RH needle and k them together, K1, rep from *

    Hope that helps.

    Posted in Cardigans, Hand Dyed Yarn, Shawl | Leave a Comment »

    Plum Liesl

    Posted by twit2knit on August 15, 2009

    I finished my Leisl by Ysolda Teague in a plum coloured mohair yarn that I’ve never heard of and I think is now discontinued. The yarn is called Lister Giselle, it apparently knits equivalent to Lister Lee Tahiti.  I’ve never heard of either of them.

    I used 4 balls (about 90grams) on 6.5mm (US10.5) circs, I was planning on making it longer and putting 3/4 sleeves on it but the mohair was driving me nuts. So I decided a cropped cardigan it would be.

    I’m quite please with how it turned out, will have to find just the right button for it though. The picture of the yarn is the true colour.

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    Shrug This…

    Posted by twit2knit on June 5, 2009

    I’ve been working on a cardigan for the summer evenings (when that sun goes down i really feel the cold), my first attempt was not great as you can see by this picture:

    I kind of liked it but the neck was way to big and overlapped, whilst the bust area didn’t meet at all. Also the button band was way to long and pulled the front of the cardigan down. I also wasn’t too keen on the crew neck and wanted more of a V neck, so frogged it was. On to attempt number two.

    This time I used an established pattern as a jumping off point, Shrug This by Toni Keyser Weiner from the book One-Skein Wonders.

    I knit up to the bust then added more stitches as to actually close at the bust, I added a deep moss stitch band to the bottom hem.  I did the sleeves as best I could and also added wide moss stitch hems to those as well. Really wish I’d have taken notes of my modifications so I could share them (lesson learned for next time).

    The yarn was Wendy Serenity in Pewter (2 balls) and I used 6mm(US 10) circular needles. Just have to add some buttons and we’re good to go.

    Posted in Cardigans | 1 Comment »

    Baby Cardigans

    Posted by twit2knit on May 5, 2009

    eyelet-008I’ve now finished both cardigans for my work colleague, I hope she’ll like them. She’s due to become a grandmother for the first time in June and has no idea if baby is a boy or a girl.

    As I couldn’t find my white baby yarn (have now) I chose to make two, one in pink and one in blue. I used the free (not to mention very simple) pattern from here, the only modification was on the blue cardigan I finished in garter stitch as I thought it suited a boy better.eyelet-014

    Posted in Baby Knits, Cardigans | 1 Comment »