Cardigan

The Finished Standout Cardigan

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Ta da!

Its my first cardigan and I am very happy with my new sweater.

Standout Cardigan Gets Seamed

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo colorway #58425 Lotus

Seaming.  The word brings a little shutter to my heart.  I have heard many stories about a sweater ruined due to bad seaming.  There are also stories about sweaters that

Standout cardigan #1

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – #500886 Sumer Standouts
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo #58425 Lotus

This past weekend has been glorious.  Bright blue skies and temperatures over 70.  Glorious.  With such a sure sign that summer is on the way, it is time to

Summer Standouts - Standout Cardigan Pt 1

Project – Standout Cardigan
Pattern Book – Summer Standouts 500886
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo  85134 Royal

I'm a big fan of bamboo yarn - I have a huge crush on silk, and am never without a collection of cardigans.

Imagine, if you can,  my joy when I saw the Summer Standouts cardigans recently: a cute cardigan

Joining Up

This isn't a recruitment call, but when you join up a sweater, you really do need all your ducks (and wits) in a row. You've got the body on one set of needles, and, if you are like me, one sleeve on needles and the other on waste yarn. Then you have to keep all your stitches in line,

That Four Letter Word: Steek

It may have five letters, but say "steek" to most knitters - myself included - and they will shiver in fear. But I knew I would get more wear out of this sweater if it were a cardigan rather than a pullover. So from the beginning, I planned on steeking this project.

I added an extra set of stitches right

First Real Peek

Project – Mom’s Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana – Dark Water Blue

After spending a bunch of time just knitting away at the body, eventually you get to the fair isle portion where you can see what the sweater is really going to look like.

Besides,

Making Sure It Fits

Project – Mom's Sweater
Free Pattern Library
Yarn – Patons Canadiana - Dark Water Blue
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I got back to knitting my Mom's Sweater, I knew I had to do one thing before I got too invested in knitting the body--put it on waste yarn and

All Wrapped Up

Project – Two Strand Jacket
Patons pattern book #500840 Men
Yarn –  Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger – K1Paula2

Hooray! I finished the Two-Strand Jacket on my brother's birthday, the very day he told me a cool 2XL jacket he got as a birthday gift didn't fit well - it

A Lovely Watermelon

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Well, almost a lovely watermelon.  Thankfully all knitting, including the button bands, is done.

At Long Last: The Yoke

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Never have I been so happy to finally reach the yoke!  The body seemed to go on forever.  When I finally reached the end, I thought joining the sleeves to

Growing Watermelons

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

It takes time to grow watermelons.  Ask any gardener, and I'm sure you'll find that patience is a necessary trait.  And so it is with knitters (and crocheters too). 

Toddler cardi for a near Tween!

Project – Girl’s Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

I'm genuinely pleased with my resizing of the Girl's Cardigan:

The sweater has lovely flow and drape

Watermelons and Summer

Project – Watermelon Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530202 Sweet Treats
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Ice Cream, Tickled Pink, Shamrock
Blogger – DinaPurls

Watermelons: the quintessential summer food.  And while summer may be winding down in my part of the world (the evenings are cooler), I've decided to whip up a

Deciphering Lace

Project – Girl’s Cardigan
Bernat Pattern Book #530195 Mini Me
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes in Pool Party
Blogger – michellecrochets

Since I eliminated the pleats at the top of the bodice of the Girl's Cardigan - which reduced the number of stitches across - I had to get resourceful in arranging the lace pattern at the

Cropped Cardigan Comes Together

Project – Cropped Raglan Cardigan
Patons Pattern Book #500880 – Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in Moss, Yellow, Magenta, Cherry
Blogger – JDknits

Sewing up this sweater caused me some problems, I have to admit.

Sewing The Raglan Seams

Behold...My Purple Masterpiece

Project – Lace Edge Cardigan (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Satin in Lavender
Blogger – Shandeh

Yay!  My beautiful purple cardigan is finally finished!

FO-Seams like perfection to me

Project - Garter Stitch Cardigan
Patons Project Book - 500874 Bamboo Baby and Bunnies
Yarn - Bamboo Baby in 91134 Royal
Blogger - knittinjen

This pattern is knit from the bottom up and as you get to the point of the arm pits you pick up the sleeves already knit and kept on

Lacy Edging and Seams!

Project – Lace Edge Cardigan (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Satin in Lavender
Blogger – Shandeh

After diligently working on my Bernat Satin Lace Edge Cardigan, all my cardigan pieces were finally complete, and ready for seaming! :)

Knotty Sleeves

Project – Lace Edge Cardigan (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Satin in Lavender
Blogger – Shandeh

Knots, knots, and MORE knots!  This lace cardigan has a knot design throughout the entire garment.  I've gotten used to doing them now - in fact, I think I'm knitting knots in

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