Thursday, 2 August 2012

Chevron Cardigan

I have just finished making this for a friends little girl she left me to choose the colours so I'm hoping that she will like what I've chosen.  The fronts and back are made in one piece for this sweet little cardigan so there is only the sleeve seams to sew.  It should have been simple enough but I got a bit confused with the shaping so ended up doing my own thing but I think it has turned out just fine.  I love the stripy colour combination but it means there were lots of ends to weave in, I do them as I go so don't find them a problem at all.




The pattern for this little cardigan can be found here


I used Robin Dk and a 3.75 mm hook to get the correct tension.

Guess what else I've been up too..... I have been trying to master the art of knitting on 4 needles.  Loving hands has had a request for fingerless gloves for the soldiers, I do have patterns for some knitted on two needles but I thought I would give four needles a try.  Well I have to say I have nearly pulled my hair out in frustration I started these last night and have only got this far up to now.  



I will keep on trying but if I'm having problems with the rib already, I can't imagine how I will cope once I reach the thumb/fingers haha wish me luck folks :)









26 comments:

  1. This is lovely! I love your colors.
    Eileen :)

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  2. OMG....You have gone and done it again!!! Beautiful")

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    1. Thank you Kara, glad you like them I'm hoping my friend does too :)

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  4. yes, I am trying to learn knitting with dpn's...I've lost count of how many times I've had to frog things...it's very slow going because trying to correct a mistake is impossible for me..but I am determined to master it!

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    1. Haha tell me about it Mary, I keep dropping loops too, but I'm determined too :)

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  5. Linda, that is gorgeous - the colours are just perfect. I have that book so might just give it a go. Is it hard? xx

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    1. Thank you Mrs Thrifty, I have to be honest with you I fond the shaping hard on the main piece, so improvised the sleeves were easier, maybe because I knew what I was doing by then, let me know how you get on :)

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  6. Such a beautiful cardigan, and lovely colors!!!

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  7. hi linda, that is so cute! i am sure your friend will love it have a great day

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  8. It Looks Great! Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments ladies :)

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  10. Hi Linda, firstly many thanks for the follow and your comment. Goodness, I do love the colours you have chosen and I also love what I have seen after a very quick look around your blog, especially these wee cute hearts. It's great to have met you and I look forward to keeping up with you - Yvonne xx

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  11. Hi Linda, That little cardy is so pretty. I love the colours. You're very clever. Thanks for comment on my blog about the gloves - I saw some patterns with the 4 needles and thought they looked a bit scary! I think I'd get myself in a right muddle with all those points! Let me know how you get on. You could always try Roxanne's easy pattern on my blog :) Maggie xx

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    1. Thank you Maggie, yes I will give them a go have bookmarked the link, thanks x

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  12. Love the cute cradi..Does look very lively and energetic!
    Your blog is very beautiful Linda, esp love the Little Party Dress. So happy to met you thru Bloggerland and looking forward to stay in touch and learn more from your end :))

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    1. Thank you Rajeswari, I hope you can visit often :)

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  13. Hi Linda,
    I've left a reply to your query about visiting Spain on my blog.

    I prefer these sort of colours...I get tired of the pastels for kiddies...there's some fantastic strong colours out there that sit very well in children's clothing too. Therefore yes I like this combination its vivid without being too much so.

    Amanda :-)

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    1. Thank you Amanda and for your reply to my query am going to see what is available in November :)

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  14. Have awarded you the 'one lovely blog award' - please only accept if you want to xx

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    1. Thank you Mrs Thrifty I'm off to your blog to investigate :)

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