Tag Archives: cardigan

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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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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