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Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Cardigan

This blog is suffering from serious neglect, isn't it? Oh dear.

Shall we brighten things up with a little bit of lovely spring knitting?

I am still knitting my main Fair Isle project, but I ran out of one of the colours so while waiting for the colour to arrive, I started knitting this project. The yarn was supposed to arrive in winter, but it took 2 months to get to me. I was so upset with the company that sold me this yarn. But the yarn itself is exceptional- chunky but light and airy, and oh-so-soft. The yarn is Cascade Eco + , for any knitter reading this who might want to give it a go. When wearing this I feel like getting a big cozy hug. The whole cardigan used up only about 1.3 skeins of yarn. A skein of Cascade eco is 250g, and when wound up into a ball, it was as big as a football, literally. I bought 2 skeins and have plenty leftover, enough to make Mia a shalom too. Guess how it took me to knit this? A WEEK. Yes, i couldn't believe it either. I'm not a particularly fast knitter, but i guess the chunky yarn and the amazing pattern just comes really quickly.

The original pattern is the popular Shalom, with some modifications. I added long sleeves, three buttons and longer body with no waist shaping. Details on the mods here (ravelry link).

You will find a lot of similarities between this cardigan and my first cardigan. The top down construction, 3 buttons, similar silhouette. I find this type of cardigan not only visually pleasant, but also very practical. It's easy to breastfeed in this cardigan. I don't even need to unbutton, just lift slightly, attach and pull down again to cover up. Almost like a nursing shawl in itself (notice how my clothing choices always revolves around breastfeeding rather than fashion?)

I thought the cardigan was a bit big on me when i finished but after blocking, it neaten up nicely and the slightly loose look feels really comfortable. And of course, you know it's definitely my kind of colour.

Now, I wonder if it'll look great in red, too. I'm sure I can find a spare week somewhere.....

5 comments:

Ernie Khairina said...

Beautiful! and I like your scarf.

p/s check your fb inbox

Al Rayyan Ventures said...

cantekk..! aida now i feel like knitting pulak. omg..!
yup, really miss ur blog.

keratosis.aniston said...

assalamualaikum,

hi i really adore your knitting projects, do you know which book that i can use to learn knitting from scratch,

thanx
K.A

Mommy AdaMia said...

ernie,
thanks! and the scarf is tie rack. yes i saw your message. nak beli gakla..boleh tak...

kak fathin,
yes, do knit. best...

KA,
i'm not an expert..but i personally think the best way to learn the basic is from another person. i tried learning from books but it just didn't make any sense to me until a couple of kind girls from my knitting group showed me the basics. after that all the books makes perfect sense and I expanded my knowledge from there.

fizah fauzi said...

aida, tudung baru! Yeyy & satu kemajuan , tudung corak!
oh & red knitting sweater sgt match ur new tudung :) Find your time for it....

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