Friday, August 10, 2012

FO: Bunting

The Bunting cardigan for my little cousin-in-law is finally finished. It feels like ages since I finished anything! I'm very pleased with it, and I hope it fits the recipient this winter.

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Pattern: Sweet Bunting by Laura Chau

Yarn: Rowan Pure Wool DK. To avoid buying an entire ball of a third colour, I dyed a small amount of the main colour with some Wiltons icing dye.

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Notes: As you can see, I didn't end up using buttons or anything. It's just too cute as it is, so hopefully it stays on the baby. There were no mods that I can think of. My colourwork is a bit lumpy in spots, though blocking mostly sorted it out. The underarm grafting is also kind of bulgy for some reason, but I'm hoping that's only because I photographed it flat - maybe worn it won't be so bulgy? Clearly I need to practice my kitchener stitch.

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From this project I learned that I don't hate colourwork done flat in small doses, though I'd still rather do it in the round. Steeking, here I come! I also learned that I can't purl the English way. Also, that baby knits are adorable, but in sport weight they aren't necessarily super quick!

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13 comments:

  1. That is adorable!!!!!! Love the colors...Congrats on finishing...

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  2. I think your colorwork looks really nice (better than most of my efforts)! I've been seeing this pattern around and I have to say that I find it absolutely adorable! Wonderful work!

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  3. This is really lovely. Great pattern executed perfectly :)

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  4. It looks adorable. I love the two different blues together. XD

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  5. So cute ♥
    And as someone who has made quite a few yoke sweaters with underarm grafting, let me reassure you that the bulging disappears when worn. It always looks like that when laid flat.
    I'm sure this sweet little sweater will be cherished for years!

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  6. Very, very cute! You did a great job, and love how you solved the third color dilemma (although buying yarn is also just fine with me). :)

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  7. So VERY cute! It looks great to me! :D

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  8. Such a great idea - I love bunting on that cardi, very cute!

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  9. Precious! And I love the colors. :-)

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  10. Oh, it turned out great! I love the colors that you chose. You can't get any cuter than a hand knitted baby sweater with bunting :)

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  11. It's perfect! I adore it and the blue ribbon really sets it off brilliantly

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  12. What a pretty cardi! You knitted wonderfully.

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  13. Cute! Such a brilliant idea.

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    Thank you for being a source of inspiration to me!

    Corrie xx

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