Tuesday, March 10, 2015

It Was a Sweater for Me

This sweater took a long time to knit.  I was knitting it for me and therefore was low on the priority list.  I thought the sizes on it seemed not quite right.  They ran  (4/6)(10/12)and (16/18).  Where was the 14?  With my measurements, I needed that middle size that wasn't there.  I tend to have to reduce my needle size to get the right gauge and then sometimes it is still work, so I went with the 10/12 figuring that I might knit a little large anyways.   But it was just a little too small.  It could work, but not comfortably.

 So I have a friend trying it on for me and I will put it in our shop to sell.
I really like the fact that it has beads.  It's the first time that I've put beads on any thing. Although I  think I'd go a little smaller next time.

 This was a very difficult pattern to knit.  It took a constant following of the chart, especially on the front, where even the purl rows had cables to make.

 You can check it out on my Ravelry.


  1. It came out lovely! I love the beading.

  2. Oh my word- what an absolutely lovely cardi!

  3. Visiting from Ginny's blog today. :) What a gorgeous sweater! I love quilts, as well. I look forward to visiting again! :)

  4. it's really beautiful, the colour, design and beading! your friend models it well! :)

  5. This is a beautiful cardigan! Are you the model? Or your friend? Either way, it is lovely on. Congratulations!


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