Friday, 8 April 2016

Knitting Cardigans

It's been a while since my last post.  Yikes!  The truth is I've been doing a bit of knitting, and the sewing machine has been hibernating.  I'm working on my Tinder cardigan, and I also started another beautiful cardigan called Belmont, designed by Gudrun Johnston.

 The Belmont cardigan is a fitted cropped cardigan with lace front panels and 3/4 length sleeves.  I thought it would be perfect with sleeveless dresses like the Bleuet dress.  Speaking of Bleuet,  I'm planning on sewing another one in a lightweight indigo denim.

The lace is pretty easy to follow, and it's quite enjoyable and relaxing to knit.  Because it's such a small gauge, it does take a long time.  It's fingering/sock weight yarn so yeah, very time-consuming but I think it's worth it.

I chose to use Jamieson and Smith Shetland Heritage yarn.  This yarn is gorgeous.  I adore Shetland yarn.  The colour is mussel blue which reminds me of a magical deep ocean or the depths of space.  It's a very dark vibrant blue, and I thought it would go well with denim.

By the way, this is my new yarn bowl.  I ordered it from blueroompottery on Etsy.  It's quite handy because it keeps my ball of yarn from rolling all over the floor.  I tried a small mixing bowl, but the ball of yarn sometimes jumped out.  This yarn bowl has a notch that holds the yarn in place and keeps the ball inside the bowl, and it looks cute of course!

So my Tinder cardigan is almost done.  Here are all the major pieces.  The back piece, two front pieces, one completed sleeve and the second sleeve is in progress.  After the sleeve is done, I'll do some seaming and then I need to knit the button band and collar.  So yeah,  I guess it's still a ways from being done.  Oh well.  I'm not in a rush.  I'm a slow crafter, and I enjoy the journey as well as the destination.

So, yeah!  Those are my two cardigans on needles still. They're slowly coming together!

Happy Knitting!

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