WIP Wednesday

I started knitting this cardigan for Erin a few months ago. I was going to knit according to a pattern, but then I just went off happily experimenting to see how far I would get just using measurements. I was knitting along and then I realised that I had no idea how I was going to work out the top of the cardigan, ie the armholes, neckline etc… so the project ended up sitting on the piano for quite some time… The other day Erin mentioned how excited she was that she would be getting this cardigan for her birthday. (As you can imagine, shock and horror took over, I had to finish her cardigan, her birthday is on Friday and she is expecting to see it on Friday morning!) So I went and found the aforesaid cardigan on the piano and had a good look at it, I figured that if I worked according to Erin’s measurements all SHOULD work out just fine. I managed to finish up to the armholes and then I continued knitting both of the fronts separately and then finished off the back. I have sewn the shoulders together and picked up the stitches for the sleeve, knitted in the round and decreased the sleeve on the way down to the cuff. All seems to be working out well, I just have one more sleeve to go and then I will be finished! So I have tonight and tomorrow to knit the second sleeve and sew on the buttons, this project is such fun! Wish me luck! 

I am really enjoying the colour variations of this knit, I am knitting in a handspun ply, it is a wonderful organic, natural, undyed Merino wool. It’s incredibly warm and Jen and Caiden both want one for winter too! It really is a simple knit and I am actually looking forward to knitting more of them…

Wishing you all an inspired day! xo xo


Cardigan Update:
I am so thrilled to say that I finished the cardigan yesterday and I have sewen on the buttons! I truly loved knitting this project and now everyone in our family wants one, including myself for winter:) I am so looking forward to knitting each and every one. I will post photos soon with the pattern notes that I wrote down while knitting it.
xo xo
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5 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. K April 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

    Yes. The natural color variations are delicious. But when you say winter to me, I immediately want to curl up in a ball and sleep for three months. The sweater looks wonderful, and you must knit very quickly – for a person who loves small, clever projects not to get dead bored with long stretches of plain stitching. It will be wonderful, of course. Your things always are. Fun placket and collar. Well done. How I hate/love that last minute finishing up of a present 0

  2. the mountain fox April 20, 2011 at 11:28 pm #

    It’ll be gorgeous! Happy Knitting!

  3. Donna April 21, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    How lucky Erin is to be able to say to you she was excited to get the beautiful sweater for her birthday, only days away, and you got it done for her! My family still jokes about them many and varied works in progress that they have gotten for Christmas over the years, since my ideas are far too often, bigger than my time alotted.

  4. Melissa Plank April 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    Amazingly fast knitting!!! The sweater is looking great!

  5. regina April 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    ohh it looks so cozy and comfy! and i love how the color is so rich and chocolaty (or maybe i just have chocolate on the brain it being 2 more days of lent and all!)
    just lovely!

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