Thursday 13 May 2010

Cropped Cardi Finished

Despite many temptations to start some new projects, I have remained focused on finishing the cropped summer cardi.

This yarn has a history - last year it was knitted up as Rosalind, earlier this year I frogged that and attempted a crochet cardi -several times- I gave up on that and settled for this pattern but thought I would do long sleeves, frogged the long sleeves when it became obvious there wasn't enough yarn - and finally finished this on Tuesday.

I'm liking it more than I thought I would. I do usually prefer full length sleeves, but these 3/4 sleeves are very comfortable. The embroidery, although similar to the original pattern, is unique to my cardi, so that makes it extra special.

The pattern is Marigold by Marie Wallin from Rowan magazine #45. The pattern calls for Cotton Glace but I prefer working with wool rather than cotton so I used Rowan Cashsoft DK and 3.25mm needles. It took 7 balls and the lovely colour I used is called Pompon.

All I need now is some summer sunshine so I can wear this lovely cardi - still too cold at the moment to take my gloves off!

I'm pleased with myself for not being distracted when working on this project. I eventually bought Kim Hargreaves' new book called Misty last week and there are so many gorgeous pattern in there it is difficult to know which one to start first. I have chosen Anais - a cropped lacy cardi (we had better have a good summer this year!) and I'll post a pic of the work so far shortly.

1 comment:

  1. This cardigan is lovely. Wonderful colour and perfect to summerdresses.
    Kindly regards from a rainy day in Sweden.
    // Eva


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