Monday, 1 November 2010

Olive Finished

I have finally got round to taking photos of the finished Olive cardi.

Very comfortable and easy to wear. The collar took a few goes to get right but I'm happy with it now.

It's a Kim Hargreaves design from Rowan magazine #26. Full details can be found on my Ravelry page here.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this is the second time I've made this cardi (last time was 10 years ago!). This yarn is washable, so this version shouldn't suffer the same fate as the last one.
It's Sirdar Click DK, and I love this yarn. It's easy to knit with, lasts forever and is great value for money. This is true of most Sirdar yarns - I'm a definite fan. I had 9 balls of this yarn, I used 6 on this cardi, 1 and a bit on the slouchy hat I made recently. I have also used just under 1 ball to make these glittens, and I should have enough left to make a further pair of glittens for whoever wants to wear them.

These are the second set of glittens I've made so far this Autumn. Look here for details of the first set. I've modified the pattern second time around.

I have not knitted separate fingers but left the top open. I couldn't take the stress of the individual fingers and the DPNs. I would have stopped after one pair if I had to do the fingers all over again!

I knitted the second pair on smaller needles, 3.25mm rather than 4mm. This gives a snugger fit. I also changed the ribbing at the wrist to 1x1 rather than 2x2, again this gives a tighter fit.

So now that I'm happy with the pattern I'll get making more for the rest of the family.
I've just noticed that the colour of the yarn in each of the photos is different. None of them actually show the true colour which is a lovely blend of reds, blues and purples.

1 comment:

  1. I find that every time I take photos I have the same problem with colors. My solution is to take the photos in daylight, slightly overcast if possible, and tweak the photos' color settings a bit. It's rarely worth all that thought if you're just showing your projects, but many of my projects are made to showcase my original patterns. Besides, I like to play with my photo software. :o)


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