Friday, 3 January 2014

FO Friday - Colourwork Cardigan

Rather overdue post here but I'm so pleased with this colourwork cardigan. I've got soo many pictures to show you :-)

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Such a poser ;-)

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Pretty flower buttons from an Etsy seller

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Let's go outside for some better light

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Crazy hair!

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Pattern was Happy Days by Emily K Williams and was part of an issue of Knit Now magazine. I used Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift in Lipstick and Royal. I followed the pattern as written apart from changing the button holes slightly because the numbers didn't work for me. I made the 2 years size for my 2.5 year old daughter but she's rather petite. I'm very tempted to make the 3 year size for her for next Winter!

This was my first time doing a colourwork garment (apart from a rather badly knitted hat when I first started knitting!) and definitely my first time steeking. I crocheted on either side of the steek before cutting it because I'm a scaredy-cat! It worked beautifully and I'm very pleased with it :-) Definitely want to use this technique again, it's so clever!

Linking in with FO Friday, Fibre Arts Friday Friday and Creative Friday. Have a good weekend everyone, thanks for visiting :-)

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20 comments:

  1. Super project! (Adorable daughter, too!)

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  2. Your little model obviously loves her new cardigan!!

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    1. Thank goodness she does, I think if she'd turned her nose up at it I would have cried lol

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  3. She is growing up this hammy little one. What a warm cardigan this looks. Excellent job. You have a terrific looking kitchen.

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    1. She starts pre-school next week. Only for two mornings a week but she's getting far too big for my liking :(

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  4. LOVE IT! and she is just so cute!!! She obviously reallu loves the cardi and who can blame her! Well done !

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    1. Thank you :-) She's very aware of how cute she is and is not afraid to look up at you with her big blue eyes and long eyelashes lol

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  5. That sweater is amazing and that little girlie is pretty fantastic too! Taking pictures of toddlers is so funny!

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    1. Thank you :-) I think with toddler pictures you've just got to go with it lol

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  6. Wow, well done for being brave enough to try steeking. I still haven't got to that point!

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    1. It was rather scary I must say! Kind of magic the way it works though

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  7. Love the sweater, and the cute toddler pictures :)

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  8. Oh I love this cardigan, and she is definitely a sweetie!

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  9. Love it! I wasn't sure if she wanted her photo taken in the first one but as I scrolled down I saw your model ham it up. The cardi is adorable...along with the model.

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    1. Ham is definitely the right word for her lol. Thank you :)

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  10. Lovely photos! What a cute little girl and your sweater is great - also like your kitchen!

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