Wednesday, 31 July 2013

In Threes Cardigan


Yarn: Rowan Colourspun (colourway 279)
Amount used: 3 skeins (444yds). Just dipped into the 3rd skein to finish off the garter rows on the bottom
Size made: 5T
Needle used: 5mm 24" circular needle




I took advantage of the extra daylight hours to finish off this cardigan for Boo. It was started in the last few days of Christmas but was put to one side for a while. Sometimes when it is wintery and snug, knitting is the perfect way to spend an evening, but when the dark evenings come too quickly my eyes feel strained so it is not the best thing for me to do.


This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry (see link above). It is such a great pattern for those knitters who fear joining pieces together (like me) because it is knit all in one from the neckband down. No seams to join!

The sides are separated by a strip of garter stitches to echo the bands around the neckline.



There are no fancy stitches, it is a simple knit and purl design. The three rows of detail at the chest and hemline are simple garter rows. They look so beautiful and accentuate the raglan sleeves.


The wool is very soft and fluffy. Every time I laid it flat on my lap to check my rows my knee literally glowed with warmth.

With our ever changing climate, we might need this during summer evenings as a pretty cover up. These are her colours so most of her wardrobe will match. I would make this again in a heartbeat, it was a stress free knitting project. The sizes start at 0-6 months and go to 5T. I could sneak a 3T onto my empty needles for little L so they both had one to wear. Grey is more her colour and my knitting wool stash is looking a bit low so will have to go shopping first.

6 comments:

  1. Love the colours. And such neat and tidy knitting!

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    1. Thank you, this might be the first large project I have actually finished!

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  2. I love this pattern. Yours looks lovely. Gorgeous colours.

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    1. Thank you, I had this bookmarked for ages before buying it. I have just seen that she has done a larger (adult) version which is tempting.

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  3. So pretty! I love this cardi!

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    1. Thank you. Wrong time of year to be finishing it, but I am a slow knitter! If I start another one now I should be on track for autumn!

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