Wool, Wiltshire and All Manner of Wonderful Things!

Yarn Along!

Drum Roll please. No really DRUM ROLL. Here it is finally finished, – the white cable cardigan. It may only be a 24″ chest, but believe me it was not easy.

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Who would ever have thought that 12 rows of pattern could be so hard to remember. I certainly couldn’t remember them. I had to watch what I was doing row by row and stitch by stitch. I should feel a sense of achievement but all I feel is relief. I set out to improve my knitting skills last year and learn new stuff. Have a challenge. Mmm. Well Sirdar pattern 1477 was certainly all of that. Have a look at the back.

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I completed it last night with the addition of 6 buttons which I think I bought last year from a vintage fair. They are sweet little cats I think.

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Or maybe bears. I was not certain if they were too pink. But as I am trying not to spend money on new bits and bobs but to use things I already have, I went with them. Actually I think the bit of colour breaks up the white quite nicely.

And I have made great progress on my fun jumper.

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I just have the front bands to do , sew up and add buttons. Should get that done tonight or maybe tomorrow. The book is the Y in my read through the alphabet challenge. Couldn’t find an X author in the library but have requested one from another branch. This book is a load of tosh!

Joining with Ginny for Yarn Along

 

Comments on: "Yarn Along!" (38)

  1. I can’t believe I missed that reveal. Adorable!! Great job and woot woot!!

  2. Congratulations on the cardigan, it’s absolutely beautiful x

  3. The cardigan is so precious!! I would not have been able to remember 12 rows of pattern either. You did a great job and the buttons are perfect. Congrats on the finish.

  4. The cardigan may not have been easy but the final result is beautiful!

  5. Your knitting skills are awesome! It looks and sounds like a very difficult pattern.
    I am wondering if you received my #stitchingsanta parcel. I do hope so. My email address is annebags@optusnet.com.au if you would like to get in touch. xxx

    • Yes Anee, thanks yes I did. I think you may have missed my comment on your blog and the post on mine. I love everything. Thank you so much.

  6. That’s some awesome detail on your cardi…one of those projects I’d be happy to see the end of. Proud to have finished, never to be attempted again! And yes to the buttons 🙂

  7. Wauw, its beautiful 🙂

  8. Hurrah!!!!!!!! It is a very sweet cardigan, so spend some time looking at how pretty it is finished before you send it on! 🙂 I bet everything seems easy now. 🙂

  9. Bears!
    What an impressive knit, but whew! I can believe you’re pleased you can knit something easier now.

  10. You did it!! The cardigan is gorgeous and very impressive, too, with all that fancy work. Enjoy the relief and pride you must feel. And, for your American readers, does “load of tosh” mean “not good”?? 😉

    • Thanks Kerri. Tosh how to decribe? If Charles Dickens and John Steinbeck on a scale of 1-10 for good literature are at 10, then tosh is about minus 5.

  11. Gorgeous! You might not feel as pleased as you thought you would, but I hope you’re proud of yourself. It’s a complex pattern and knitted beautifully. So pleased to see it finished. have really been looking forward to seeing it – and it’s FAB! 🙂

  12. I’m sure the sense of relief will be overtaken by a sense of achievement – when the memory fades.
    Will you be making another? 😉

  13. A labour of love, it looks gorgeous 🙂

  14. Congratulations on finishing the cardigan. I did a double take as I am knitting that exact pattern for my grand daughter. I’ve done the back two sleeves and now doing the first front. It’s involved some undoing and reknitting. It’s been quite a challenge. Well done with your fun jumper

  15. claire93 said:

    oh wow! drum Rolling and trumpets trumpetting, I say! What a gorgeous cardie.
    And I’m laughing at your review of the book . . . “tosh” lol

  16. That’s beautiful! You did so well following that pattern. 😊

  17. thoughts36 said:

    Haha, I love your book review, short and to the point 😁 The cardigan is gorgeous and the buttons are sooo cute. You must be very proud, well worth persevering to see it through to the end.

    • Glad you liked the book review. Just not what I would have chosen had the blurb on the back been misleading. I am so gald the knitting of this is over. I may feel pride after a distance of time!

  18. That cardigan is so sweet. It reminds me of the one I wore when I was a little girl 🙂

  19. The Cardigan is gorgeous!! The buttons are lovely.

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