Friday, 28 March 2014

Happy Now?

At last my Braid Hills cardigan is finished.

I redid the sleeves and now they are a sensible length.  I'm so glad that the sleeves were knitted top-down, it made the alteration so much simpler.

Anyway, here it is.

My feelings towards the cardigan are mixed.  The yarn is lovely and I like the colour.

I love the cabled pattern on the fronts but not sure about the cabling on the cuffs.

The neck line is quite low and this is after I altered it from the pattern.

I definitely don't like the way the button bands curl when it isn't buttoned up.

Also, because the button bands are worked at the same time as the body and are in rib, they give a slight gaping appearance.  The original pattern was for less buttonholes but I added extra to try to avoid the gape.

The photos were taken as the cardigan came straight off the needles and I have since soaked the cardigan to relax the stitches.  Once it has been properly blocked I may feel kinder towards it.  For now, though, it's still on probation.

You can see full details of the project on my Ravelry page, here.


  1. It is beautiful Janet! I really like the cabling on the cuffs, a lovely bit of detail I think. You are such a super knitter, I wish I could make something like that! have a great week, Julie :)

  2. Lovely sweater. I'm currently working on your Honey Bear pattern but can't knit so will probably crochet a pink dress instead - call it Sweetie Bear for my granddaughter.Thanks for sharing your wonderful toy pattersn.


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