Well, look who's sitting still this week! Just reward for a mama who knitted this cardigan the looooooooong way. I was only following the pattern, mind you, but now that I've discovered all of this top-down, all-in-one, in-the-round bizzo, going back to the old-fashioned way of knitting in pieces and sewing it together at the end, well, that was all a bit arduous.
I found the pattern at an op-shop recently, along with a fabulous haul of '70s and '80s stuff. Think moustachioed men in skinny turtlenecks and colourful ponchos. I'll be sure to post pics of those soon. This toddler pattern was one of the few that I thought I could actually use. It's the Girls Cardigan with Lace Panels from the Patons pamphlet #661. It's knit in seven pieces. SEVEN! And then the neckband is picked up and added at the end. Someone out there, please tell me why those skinny little front bands couldn't have just been combined into the front pieces to avoid all the fussy sewing at the end.
Anyway, I'm really happy with it. The perfect vintage wool cardigan for a funny little lady. The yarn is 8ply Rustic from Bendigo Woollen Mills. I used almost all of a single 200g ball. This is budget knitting at its best - less than $12 for the yarn and I think the pattern cost me 25 cents. And the beautiful painted coconut buttons came from my dealer.
Is my Pearl just being pensive? Or does she seem a little less than enthusiastic with the result? That's not like her... (refer here and here.) I'm not reading much for me this week, but I've read 'Nurse Nancy' at least 60 times. After 23 months of showing little to no interest in books, suddenly she's obsessed.
Ravelry notes here. And if this knitting roll of mine continues, next week one of my other children will hopefully be wearing something new.
Joining in with all the lovely Yarn Alongers at Small Things.