I come to show only a sneak peek photo to you today, but I can tell you, I am having the most joyous happy dance – yay! After the success of the “Cheri” pattern (by Martin Storey for Rowan) only a few days ago, I cast on to knit up a second version. I chose a variagated Marriner Mermaid DK in pink and other vibrant colours, plus Stylecraft Special DK in “Citron” for the garter stitched bands. I knitted in size 1-2 years, so it’s turned out really dinky. It only used up 55g of the Marriner and 20g of Stylecraft. And, aside from my colour combo, which I think is sunglasses worthy and rather “candy crush” . . . my sewing of bits together went wonderfully. Here’s the front of right sleeve and part of the button band.
And this is back view of right sleeve. I can now proudly say “By Jove, I’ve got it!” I totally understand what I did wrong with my first two knit projects (stripey sweater and pink cardie). And, while I can’t say I loved the sewing together, it wasn’t too gruelling. Probably because the last 2 projects have been tiny toddler size . . . I’ll no doubt be complaining about sewing together when I tackle an adult sized garment. However, that won’t be this week! I’ve already cast on in some more bright colours . . . to make a third “Cheri” cardigan.
Only problem with my new found love of knitting . . . I have a crocheted monster which has been sitting around since Christmas, awaiting spikes, teeth and sewing together. Have a couple of other crochet projects on my “to do” list . . . and my sewing machine is gathering dust, because all I want to do it knit & purl.