Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Completely finished and Proud

Last night when I came back from work the first thing I did was to go upstairs to my office and checked if my cardigan was dried! It was a relieved to see that the yarn was obedient enough to stay blocked the way I wanted. I was so worried that for some reason the back was going to be to short, but fortunately was not the case.
I am very pleased with the results of this project. Now when I look at it I think that it was so worth it to be knitting for almost a month, (even my husband was tired of seeing me working on this project) of course including all the fixing and frogging.
I am very pleased with the results of this cardigan, so I decided to go ahead and enter the cardigan to the Prince William County Fair Knitting Competition for the first time! We'll see what happens.

The whole project is raveled here

Techniques I’ve learned while making this pattern

*Mastered short rows wrap and turn. For this I watched a very interesting free video class online from Crafty

*Mastered grafting or sewing
I used mattress stitch (used on sleeves and sides). Great video to learn this technique here 
I also used Kitchener stitch (used on back and part of the sides). Great video to learn this way of seaming here 

Complementary great video to learn how to sew stitches going into different ways here 

It was my first time knitting a cardigan in two separate halves using fingering yarn. When I started I thought it was going to take forever, but it wasn’t that bad. Great for a summer project since the yarn is light to the touch.
Today I can say that I really like the feeling of a fingering cardigan. I can’t wait to this fall to start using it!
I think that fingering projects are my new favorite…mmm… what’s next?
Happy knitting to you and my hugs!


MarmePurl said...

I cannot wait to see what is next. Great job on the cardigan. I have not been knitting too much this summer, I have shawl in progress for my sisiter's birthday in December and a pair of boot socks for the winter, so not much hurry on either.
Always happy to see when you put a post up Sabrina!

Sabrina's Creations said...

Thank you so much Joan!