Tuesday, 28 February 2012

My First Cardigan Off the Needles. . .

I'm really pleased with how this turned out.  The pattern is quite brilliant. It's called the Modern Garden Cardigan by Finnish designer Veera Valimaki (check out her beautiful blog 100% Rain here), and it was quite an easy pattern to follow once I got the hang of following a chart.  The leaf pattern increases/decreases automatically pull the cardigan in at the waist giving it a nice shape.  I also learned to do short rows for the first time for the back collar.

I found the lovely buttons which are made out of avocado stones at Americo

I've now knitted a seamed sweater, this sweater which was knitted seamlessly from the bottom up and so next I want to try a top down sweater.  

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