Thursday 11 August 2011

Finished - But Not Quite Finished

I have now finished my Fair Isle cardigan - but I'm not completely happy with it. 

I love the colour combination, the Fair Isle pattern I have used and the overall style, but ...  I'm the world's worst at not taking time out to check tension, measurements etc - and so the sleeves feel too tight.  I should have picked this up earlier - but I tend to keep knitting away in a rush, assuming everything will be wonderful. 

Also, I'm not too happy with the button bands - they are too stretchy which means they tend to gape. 

So - a lesson learned - I will take more time to check the fit and styling, and do more swatches etc etc. 

I'm going to reknit the sleeves, work on the button bands - and then hopefully it will be how I wanted it.  When I'm happy with it, I'll share the pattern with you.


  1. What a beautiful sweater!!!

  2. I think it looks fantastic, put on a cami or tank top under it, unbutton it and no one will be able to tell a thing.

  3. You are not totally convinced but I think a WONDERFUL cardigan.


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