Saturday, October 06, 2007

Ballet wrap cardigan

Hmmm, it seems quite quiet here in blogland. It must be because everyone seems to be getting onto Ravelry! I must say I've had a lot of fun poking around. I'm in danger of joining lots of groups and disclosing the full extent of my stash and WIPs. Yikes!

Speaking of Wips I have managed to finish a few things. One of them is the Ballet wrap cardigan for Keira. She recently started ballet lessons and needed a cardigan for the colder months. I thought I won't buy one, I'll just knit her one. I have a lot of pink yarn and it won't take too long. I did forget about how much time that I would have for knitting. So here we are 2 months later, the cardigan is finished.

Pattern : Ballet wrap cardigan from Knits for Children and their Teddies by Fiona McTague
Yarn : Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Pink-a-boo instead of the recommended Rowan Kid Silk Haze (used doubled!)
Needle size: 4mm
Modifications: I added a garter stitch border on the hem of the body and added a few rows to the length of the cardigan. I didn't make the folded sleeve version and I have foregone the crochet picot edging in Rowan Lurex Shimmer. I also didn't make the 7 foot garter stitch ties. I sewed on a pretty ribbon instead. I just wanted this finished! She loves it and that's all that matters.

My mother in law had bought some novelty yarn when she was last in Hong Kong, to be knitted into fluffy, airy scarves. So I obliged and made 1 for her and with the leftover yarn, made a matching one for the grandaughter. Now I just have to make another one with the multi-coloured pom-pom yarn. (Not high on my priority of things to knit, I have to admit!)


mary said...

She's so cute in her ballet sweater and scarf! Priceless!

Kathy said...

Keira is a doll as a model. Love the ballet look. Scarf too. Knitting with a newborn, you are amazing.

I too think blogland has been quieter since ravelry. :(

Carol said...

Very cute ballet outfit! I have to admit, pompom yarn wouldn't be very high on my list either. the stress of knitting with it would negate the fun of knitting....

Kim in Oregon said...

Keira is adorable...I hope she loves ballet and dancing in her sweater.