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Friday, January 6, 2012

My Cardigan is Finally Finished :)



My new cardigan 

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn (145) Eggplant By The Each
Lions Brand Vanna's Choice - Eggplant

I started knitting this cardigan a couple of months ago the color is called Eggplant.  I used the modular pattern in my Vogue Knitting book, http://www.amazon.com/Vogue-Knitting-Ultimate-Book/dp/193154316X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325874029&sr=8-1 .  The modular pattern offers ten styles to knit, the sizes available are from a childs size 4 to a mans XXL.  I found the modular pattern fairly easy to use and will definitely use it again.
This morning I was determined to finish the cardigan, I had worked on the neck/button band for the past two evenings, I had to pick up 369 stitches on a circular needle and work 9 rows. Let me tell you, 369 stitches make for a very, very long row.  This morning I had two more rows to knit. Everyone left the house by seven, so I put in a DVD from the library, Berkeley Square, and started knitting. Once I had bound off the 369 stitches, I sewed in the sleeves, sewed the the side seams, finished the pockets, took care of all the yarn ends, then finished up by sewing on six buttons.  I thought I had an hour or so of work to do, when I was done, I had watched/listened to all four episodes on the DVD, and then worked on in silence, it took me about five hours to finish the cardigan, but such a feeling of satisfaction upon completion. 
 I  started knitting a sweater for Dave, it is in a variegated blue yarn, I recently knitted grandson Patrick a sweater in the same yarn, it is Lions Brand Vanna's Choice and the color is called Denim Mist.


Patrick is wearing his sweater - color Denim Mist
Now let me tell you about Berkeley Square, http://www.amazon.com/Berkeley-Square-Clare-Wilkie/dp/B00004W5P5/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1325875216&sr=1-2 , I found it really enjoyable, I watched the first four episodes and plan to borrow the next episodes from the library.  The story is about three young women, each from different backgrounds, who all wind up working as nannies in three homes located in Berkeley Square, London in the early 1900's.  I would compare Berkeley Square to Downton Abbey, another series I thoroughly enjoyed. 


4 comments:

Living on Less Money said...

I'm so impressed! I can't even knit a dishcloth without it looking like a diamond! :-) You did a BEAUTIFUL job! I wish you lived next door so I could come watch and learn. :-)

Bean said...

You know sitting with someone to learn is the best thing. Does your local library have a knitting group? Another option is to contact local knitting shops, they often have knitting mornings where people show up to work on their current projects and give and receive assistance with their knitting.
Bean

Ember said...

Well done! That looks lovely - and comfortable too :0)

Bean said...

Thank you Ember :)