Tag Archives: cardigan

Vintage knit

What Elaine knit next! I recently joined a group of volunteers who meet at the Black Country Living Museum, knitting and sewing clothes and accessories to support the museum’s costume department. Having finished my grey cardigan in super-quick time, I was perfectly placed … Continue reading

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Philodendron Finished!

This cardigan pattern has been in my queue since I bought it in 2015, so when I was deciding on a Christmas project, it seemed like a good time to make it happen. Cast-on on Christmas Eve, it has grown … Continue reading

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Finishing off the year

It came as a genuine surprise this week to realise that I only have one knitting project on the needles … No project bags tucked out of sight, no languishing WIPs, no unloved UFOs (unfinished objects). Just one project, and … Continue reading

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We have Cast-Off!

Today I’m happy to be sharing a Finished Object with you 😀 Remember the camel 4-ply from my deep stash? It had been passed over and ignored so many times, yet had survived periodic clear-outs, so perhaps it was just … Continue reading

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Baileys Irish Cream

As part of my self-imposed challenge to reduce my long-standing stash, I unearthed a pack of eight balls of Rowan 4-ply Soft, 100% merino in Shade 393, a classic camel colourway. A pre-Ravelry purchase, the source details are a bit hazy – … Continue reading

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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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