As I mentioned in the last post about this particular project, the front and button bands were knitted up from stitches left on a safety pin during the making of the front sections. Personally, I prefer the’ pick and knit’ types of button band because using that method, you have to pick up and then knit into a specific number of loops along the front edge, neckline and neck which effectively means that the band(s) you are making are already fitted to the garment by the sheer act of knitting into the loops. Continue reading
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Sirdar Summer Stripes Cardigan: Sleeve, button and neck bands finished
Sirdar Summer Stripes Cardigan: first sleeve finished
Today I finished the first of the sleeves and as you can see from the pictures, it’s a pretty good match to the left front section. With this in mind, I have decided to start the fifth ball of yarn to knit the second sleeve which will hopefully match it quite closely to the right front section of the cardigan.
Right, so back to the first sleeve. Continue reading
Sirdar Summer Stripes Cardigan: Right Front finished
Sirdar Summer Stripes Cardigan: left front finished
Sirdar Summer Stripes Cardigan: back finished
Well the back section of Little Mudlets cardigan is finished and I am really happy with the end result. The muted shades of pink and purple look really pretty and my youngest daughter loves it.
I always appreciate a pattern which seeks to aid the knitter as much as possible and this one is brilliant. Continue reading
Sirdar Summer Stripes cardigan: the back, an update
As promised to My Home Makes, here is a very short update on the progress of this very pretty little cardigan. I love the way the yarn is knitting up almost as much as Little Mudlet does and she is very impatient for me to get it finished.
I have just decreased for the armholes and have nearly finished the first ball of yarn. I was quite surprised at the depth of contrast between the three colour stripes but it still isn’t anywhere near as bright as the colour swatch shown on the Sirdar website.
Little Mudlets Sirdar Summer Stripes cardigan
You see the problem is the yarn! My local shop only stocks a very limited selection of yarns and a significant number of these are baby yarns which is great if you are knitting for new arrivals but not so good for older children and adults. Continue reading