Saturday, 2 March 2019

My Second Attempt.

Hey Loves,

So, prior to making my first ever cardigan (see my Cardigan, Bardigan post) I made the request to test knit Petra Breakstone's cardigan while she was still working on it.  She agreed and put my name down.

The pattern was completed and ready for testing, Ravelry forum board ready, pattern received via email and now it was time to start.

Pattern read and all seems well until it was time to select needle size 4 (3.5).  I have a size 3.75, 4 etc.  Swatch gave a size of 5*5 and not the 4*4.... What to do?

I did what was expected... Started my cardigan.  I followed the pattern, upon reaching a section which would become the sleeves I realise if I followed the pattern verbatim I would not have a good fitting cardigan.  The decision was made to modify the pattern and this was a really good decision.

The top progressed beautifully and anticipation started rising.  I continued on until I had the length I wanted, did the edging and bind off.

This is only the beginning


Progression 

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5


Part 6 ( this is where I made the decision to not follow the pattern)

The stitches for the sleeves were separated and I worked my body until I had the length I wanted. The garter stitch edge was done, I also didn't follow the pattern as I thought 3" of garter would be too much for this short version.

The body is complete.

I worked on the sleeves and again I didn't follow the pattern and made long sleeves, I made my version in short sleeves.  Petra was happy I did, as this showed how diverse her pattern was.

My not so willing model 😂

After weeks of being finished, I found my perfect model.  The cardigan fit her perfectly, I finally got to see my work in all its beauty.

If you wish to make your own cardigan, you can, just follow the link:   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rondo-cardigan





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