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14 January 2016

Knitting - Ellen Cardigan

Good afternoon all, hope you are managing to keep warm.  I came home today in the sleet, lit the woodburner and settled down with a cup of tea and finished Rachel's Ellen Cardigan.  

I  am really happy with how this turned out, even if there was a bit of swearing on the sleeves.  I HATE dpn's so used my smallest circular which was fine at the top of the sleeve but required a bit of jiggling as I got towards the end. I have ordered a few 12" Hiya Hiya needles in various needle sizes so hopefully this will solve any future problems, good use of my Christmas money.

I still need to buy buttons, hopefully this weekend.  The only amendments to the pattern was to add 2" extra to the length of the body and an extra 1" to the sleeves








Best get moving and go shut the chickens up for the night.  Casting on a Dane Shawl this evening

5 comments:

  1. Love it! Wonderful detail on the cuffs. I, too, hate DPNs, though I tend to crochet more than knit. My daughter loves them. To each her own, I guess.

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  2. The cardigan turned out great! I also love your new blog header!

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  3. It's beautiful, this is such a wonderful project. I must knit myself a sweater this year!

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  4. You are the fastest knitter I know. It turned out great. Will we be seeing it modeled?

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