Thursday, August 21, 2014

February in August Cardigan


The last post was all about colour; how much I love using it and playing with it. This post is just in 1 colour.

It has been such a long time since I finished an actual garment for myself. But now I have. Last week I already showed a little bit of what I was working on.

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Knitting top-down, so started  at the collar, in garter stitch. Every other row increasing stitches for the shoulder/sleeve to make a beautiful raglan-sleeve.

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The last 4 rows of the yoke are already in the lace pattern, and then the stitches for the sleeves are put on a piece of scrap-yarn.

The lace pattern is knitted over 4 rows.

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Both sleeves and body of the cardigan are finished with 1.5 inch in garter stitch.

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I made the sleeves about 3/4 of the length of my arm, just under my elbow. I don’t like sleeves on my underarm; they always bother me.

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Pattern: Februari Lady Sweater
Yarn: Drops Alaska colour 12 (navy blue)
Needle: 5.00 mm / US 8

This pattern is very easy, it knits up quite quickly and the result is very nice. I will wear it a few times, before I’ll decide, but I’m almost sure I will knit this pattern again.

Groetjes, Dorien

6 comments:

mamasmercantile said...

A really pretty knit and I love the colour of the yarn.

Monique van den Berg said...

Prachtig Dorien!

Maxine D said...

What a great pattern, beautifully knitted Dorien. It is a gorgeous colour too.
Blessings
Maxine

Sangeetha said...

Lovely colour. Beautiful neat work on the cardigan. Have a nice day.

Murakamari said...

I love that blue and the cardigan itself is pretty too!

Mia said...

Lovely blue and what a pretty pattern! The best ones are those that while knitting one you are already dreaming it in another color too :)

Happy last week of August, Dorien!

Yours,
Mia