Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Schools Out Cardigan
I don't think I have mentioned this cardigan on the blog at all (not sure why). Sometime ago I started the Schools out cardigan. I purchased the pattern from Yarndale 2014.
I used woolcraft Superwash 4 ply sock yarn as I wanted a hard wearing yarn that could be washed (you know what 7 year olds are like) and I knitted in age 8-9 knowing it would take me a while to knit it. I let little lady choose the yarn and I was quite impressed that she didn't pick the pink.
The pattern appealed to me as it is knit all in one (we all hate sewing up right?, and as I have mentioned in many of my previous posts, it is my downfall and often the reason I don't finish a project for ages) and was so easy to cast on, I did have to call upon Mrs ID at knit group to help me when it came to the sleeve area but we got there eventually!
The problem with knitting with 4 ply is, that even though it creates such a beautiful fabric it takes blooming ages to knit up. so I cast on in Deceber and it took me till mid April to finish as I often got bored with knitting it. There are a couple of mistake but I am still proud that I have finished this and it marked a step up in my knitting skill to.
Little lady was so keen to get her new cardi and insisted on wearing it straight away (even though it was a little chilly out that day).
Full details of this project are available on ravelry.