Tag Archives: cardigan

Red Reinvented

I’m making a concerted effort to use my stash yarn this year. Although there are some special single skeins on the shelves, a surprisingly large proportion of the stash has a chequered history and a dubious future. My intention is … Continue reading

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Finally finished and ready to wear

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Scissors, camera, action …

A family member “helped” with the washing and felted my pure new wool cardigan. **Sigh** Made in Sirdar Eco Wool DK, the once-swishy cardigan had seen its fair share of wear over the years, so didn’t really owe me anything. … Continue reading

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Finally finished – Akoya

Phew! I’m pleased to report that the sleeve surgery was successful and my Akoya cardigan is now finished and ready to wear 🙂 Can you spot the difference? Before … After … In shortening the sleeves, I forfeited the trellis lace pattern on the … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step back …

I thought this would be a post about a Finished Object, as I washed and blocked my Akoya cardigan with a sense of relief … Almost. With a sinking heart, I gave in to the nagging suspicion that the sleeves were several centimetres … Continue reading

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Akoya WIP

The story continues! From inauspicious beginnings and a false start, this yarn seems to be fulfilling its destiny. There’s quite a lot of stocking stitch, which had threatened to be boring, but the pattern has enough detail to hold my interest and I’ve been … Continue reading

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Wednesday WIP – Second Chance Saloon

Remember this? Rescued from its previous incarnation, this yarn is rising from the ashes! Its new destiny is Akoya by Carol Feller … a neat design, with enough pattern detail to be interesting, without being too complicated. (The safety pins are my makeshift … Continue reading

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Friday Finished Object – the cabled cardigan

There’s a nip in the air, accompanied by some early morning mists and mellow fruitfulness. Autumn is here … and I’ve finished my cabled cardigan to add some warmth! Want to see? This photo is the best colour match … This … Continue reading

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Wednesday WIP – the home straight

The second sleeve is almost finished – this Work in Progress is heading for the home straight! It’s Hallett’s Ledge by Elinor Brown, and I’m knitting it in Drops Lima (65% wool, 35% alpaca) in a dark sand colour from Wool … Continue reading

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Now you see it …

Now you see it …   Now you don’t! Sometimes you just have to face it – it’s time to give up on that neglected project. So what happened? I bought this wool at a lovely yarn shop called Colourway in … Continue reading

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