Thursday, 5 April 2007

Winter knitting

During a week of some exceptionally high temperatures I have finally finished knitting a chunky aran-weight cardigan! It has been T-shirt weather here today but the evenings and nights are still cold so I will probably get an opportunity to wear it before the warm weather is here to stay.

This idea behind this project was to use up left over wool so I gathered a mixture of odd balls together and made a multicoloured cardigan. I downloaded the pattern from here.

Some of the wool was aran weight but most of it was Shetland 2ply jumper weight used double. I had quite a lot of oddments from a couple of fair isle projects.

I am reasonably pleased with the finished cardigan. Its the first top down garment I have knitted and it was good not to have to do any sewing. The one thing I would change if I knit it again would be to knit the button and buttonhole bands afterwards instead of all in one go. I used rib and it made the edges very stretchy. I haven't put any buttons on yet until I work out how to make the edges firmer and somehow tighten/shorten the edges so that the fronts are the same length as the back.

The weather is forecast to be fine and warm for the next few days so we are set for a good holiday weekend. Enjoy the holiday/Easter break.


BurdockBoy said...

Gorgeous sweater.

We could use a warm sweater for our weekend.

littlejennywren said...

I love the earthy colours of your cardigan. Have a happy and peaceful Easter. Jenny

Jessica at Bwlchyrhyd said...

The cardigan is beautiful! Well done!