Monday 28 November 2011

Cardigan Finished!

Here it is for those who were interested in the knitting.  I finally finished my cardigan and wore it for the first time yesterday.  I'm particularly pleased as I improvised as I went, changing the sleeve shape and making up the collar as I knitted (had an idea of how I wanted it to look but just guessed at how I should knit to obtain the shape!).  So all things considered, not a bad outcome.

This cardigan looks mostly blue and green but is actually made up of many
colours (10 in fact).  I particularly like the shades of purple (which can 
be seen better in this bottom photo) 
and how they are incorporated into the design.

Call me crazy but I already know what I want to knit next.  Now you know why I keep saying there are just not enough hours in a day!

On another note, I feel I need to celebrate a milestone:  I am honoured to now count 100 followers of my blog - Thank you so much for your support!  AND I have now had over 10,000 views of my very short tatting video, the first video I ever made, amazing!  I shall have to find a way to celebrate, keep you posted!

Best wishes,


  1. Your sweater is beautiful! It reminds me of one my mom made for me when I was in high school. I believe one of my daughters has it now.

    You're giving me ideas... maybe I should pull out the mittens I started two years ago. I think I only have half a mitten to go, and they sure would come in handy!

  2. Gorgeous! The knitting is beautiful and so are the colors. Your improvisations look as if they were the original design.

    Knitting and tatting! Wow.

  3. This is a superb piece of Fair Isle Knitting! You do Alice Starmore proud!
    Love the way you have used the blues and purples.
    Four Needle Fox : ))

  4. That is one gorgeous sweater!

  5. Well, now I'm REALLY speechless!!! Let's see - you just cut the steek a few days ago, and somehow finished the ribbing (many stitches, SEVEN buttonholes perfectly placed), designed your own collar, and WORE this gorgeous sweater, possibly while you were designing a fabulous tatted snowflake 'overnight', and also within a few days wrote up the pattern and very generously gifted us with it! I am totally blown away!!! Were these your own yarn color choices also? Fabulous!

    I love the way the raglan sleeves form a perfect mitre, enhancing the design! This sweater is PERFECT!!!

  6. What Kathy said - well done, busy bee!

    This sweater is just superb, I really love it! Great job! I hope you enjoy it a lot :-)


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