purple knitting

On 10th of this month, I showed you a knitting project, actually begun on 29th September of a long plain cardigan I’m making for myself.  It’s a stash-busting project, using some acrylic yarn I’ve had in my stash for a number of years and a Sirdar Hayfield pattern bought a couple of years ago.

Since my last update, I knitted both fronts, and both sleeves, remaining consistent with my raglan decreases.  And, after watching a couple of videos on youtube, to remind myself on how to assemble my pieces . . . I’ve sewn the 4 raglan seams – yay!

Here’s a photo of the first one.  I’m so pleased with how it turned out!  This photo shows you the true colour of the yarn.

Anyway . . . next job will be to knit the neckband and button bands.  I put back & sleeve stitches onto stitch holders, rather than doing the cast off as pattern suggested.  Will just need to increase evenly by a few stitches on those parts, when also picking up on the 2 fronts at neck line.  Am very optimistic that I’ll have a finished cardigan to keep me snug, by the end of the month!

15 thoughts on “purple knitting

    • thank you Cathy ^^ Yes the purple is a lovely shade, with a few flecks from time to time. I am sooooooooo looking forward to wearing this!

    • thank you! that’s what I was aiming at – improving my sewing together skills on this project where eyes will be drawn to any iffy details because of the plain stocking stitch of cardie.

    • aww thank you ^^ I usually let the side down when it comes to sewing knitted pieces together, which was why I was eager to try a raglan sleeve. For once, I’ve got smooth seams and none of the lumpiness I usually end up with around the arms.

  1. I don’t knit, but I’m seriously impressed by the neatness of that seam, and the colour is much prettier in that photo than in the others. It’s going to be lovely when it’s done.

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