Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Cardigan knitting

 I started the Lady Mademoiselle Dandelion Cardigan by Along Avec Anna towards the end on June last year.  I knitted both sleeves and had also knitted the body almost up to the underarms and then put it away and it didn't see the light of day until a week ago. 

The sleeves are knit first and then the body is knit in one piece bottom up to the underarms and then the sleeves are attached to the body to knit the raglan decreases.  I'd never knitted anything this way before and I think I got a bit scared about attaching the sleeves, so it just sat in a bag for over twelve months.

I don't know what I was scared of, it was quite straightforward once I started.  There are a LOT of stitches on the needles now so the rows take a while to knit but at least I'm making progress and the end is in sight.

The photo below shows the colour better than the one above.

The yarn is Drops Nord, colour 07 - it's a sort of toffee colour.

The pattern, which is only on the front and back. is the Dandelion Flower Stitch, which at first looks and sounds complicated but it's only done over two rows and is really easy to knit and memorise.  I can't wait to get this done now, just hope it fits!

On Thursday I'm going on a little trip for a few days, I'm going alone so will probably write a couple of blog posts while I'm away, I'm planning on lots of stitching and knitting time and just generally having some slow days.

Take care


Jackie said...

A very pretty cardigan. I really like the stitch.

Have a wonderful get away.

God bless.

Miriam said...

I have never knitted in that way. Only traditional one piece at a time. You have done a great job! Very good, congratulations.
Have a nice break from the routine.

Poppypatchwork said...

These designs are brilliant as there is less sewing up, which for me is always a positive. I tend to knit neck down these days as I can make adjustments easier. I love the colour and the simple design, as for Drops Nord, I am a fan I used it a couple of years ago for a jumper, it washes well. Enjoy your break.

Jo said...

It's such a lovely design and who wants to be knitting a big garment through the summer months anyway, you should have it finished now ready for the cold months ahead. Enjoy your time away, looking forward to hearing all about it.

linda said...

It's going to be lovely it's such a pretty stitch, I hope that you will model it once it's done, enjoy your trip away. xx

Carol said...

This is looking so lovely, Maggie! I'm glad you've taken it out to work on again... Wishing you a wonderful time away--sounds so restful ♥