Friday, 30 September 2011

Ready For Autumn

sirdar 9127

This is the knitting pattern [Sirdar Escape # 127] that my friend Carole lent me some months ago. I bought some King Cole ‘Riot’ yarn from the lovely Knitwits woolshop on Dereham in August, whilst we were on holiday at Cornerstones, and by the end of August, I had knitted the fronts, back and sleeves- and just had the button band to go.

That took ages – 460 stitches to pick up- and 22 rows of k2p2 rib. But now it is finished.



I found a really pretty button in my tin. Somehow when there is only one button on a garment, I feel t ought to be an interesting one!

Bob kindly took a picture of me in the new cardi. The yarn is wonderfully soft, and I think the colours will go well with my existing wardrobe.

Not sure about my next knitting project- Steph has mentioned something knitted for her birthday, and Bob has suggested I make a him jumper to fit his new slim frame. But that will take forever – he may be slimmer, but he is still tall,with long arms! But I suspect my next project may be tiny bootees for my friend’s first grandchild, expected shortly!


  1. Lovely jumper and don't you look wonderful as well! :-)

  2. I do like multi coloured cardis, they tend to go with a lot more things.
    Jane x

  3. Aargh! 460 stitches to pick up. It makes me cringe just thinking about it. Cardigan looks great, I love the colours.

  4. Beautiful! You did a wonderful job! :) The colours look like it will go with a lot too!

  5. I love it! That is so feminine AND sporty at the same time. ~Liz

  6. It's gorgeous - and aren't you smart!? I'll bet you'll get tons of wear from that this winter.

  7. Thanks for the generous comments- two people here have already said they'd like to knit one for themselves. One friend says she would like to do it in a sparkly black yarn for evenings, which would be a lovely cover-up for a Christmas party dress.

  8. That's cute! Very stylish too!
    You did a great job, and I like the button. :-)

  9. Lovely cardi--and don't you look svelte, my dear? Good work all around!


  10. Brilliant. I love knitting but the finishing off is a pain. Picking up all those stitches would have meant it was likely to be added to my large collection of almost finished jumpers.

    Does anybody know anybody who does a finishing off service?

  11. hello angela,
    that is so cute!!!! i love knitting too.
    great job.
    have a nice time,
    blessings regina

  12. Thanks for the postcard Angela and the cardi looks great - in fact I would go as far as to say it looks better than mine!
    I am currently knitting snoods - big needles, Aran yarn, knits in less than a week. Am on my 5th now - guess what everyone is getting for Christmas!!


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