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Knitting Progress

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I joined in the July Stash Buster Challenge and decided to knit myself a cardigan but with a difference. It was knitted in one piece and knitted sideways.
I have never done anything like this before and it was a real challenge as I had to place markers on the needle, use short rows and graft in the stitches on the sleeves.
All new to me so I was learning new things as I went along.

This is the pattern I used

and this is the end result.

It needs to be blocked and buttons sewn on but I did it and have learnt how to do new things as well. The grafting of the stitches was something I was dreading but after looking up how to do it on Youtube, as the written instructions may as well been in hieroglyphics, I soon found it was not as difficult as I had thought.

So now I have a new cardigan that I can wear and have learnt new techniques that open up a lot more patterns for me that I was put off trying before.
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Not me I love learning new things and have proved I can do things I have done before.

I added it to my Nutty Knitter Blog as well as I like to keep arecord of what I have made.

Now I can make some more frogs and get them sent off to Siblings Together before I embark on a new project.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JAWATKINS 7/25/2014 9:25AM

    You did a great job!! Keep trying new things!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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RENATA144 7/23/2014 11:30PM

  I Love your beautiful & emoticon Sweater !!!
You are a great crafter !!! emoticon emoticon

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SEWINGMAMACDS 7/23/2014 11:01AM

    I love the color!

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I have not picked up my needles in a long time. I have patterns I want to make though. Some I am even scared of. But, after reading your blog - hey I guess I can do it too.
And the finished result is absolutely beautiful! Maybe a picture of you wearing it after it is blocked? I'll be waiting.....

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NEWVINE 7/22/2014 6:29PM


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USMAWIFE 7/22/2014 6:19PM

    looks great

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KAYLEESMEME 7/22/2014 5:18PM

    So pretty Paula! I love to knit also. I have been taking a break this summer, so I can keep moving. When I start knitting, I tend to sit still for long periods of time! emoticon It is one of my favorite hobbies.

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    that is very pretty .. great job.. you are emoticon

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SPEDED2 7/22/2014 3:05PM

    Congratulations! emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 7/22/2014 3:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOVINGKATE 7/22/2014 11:53AM

  Pretty emoticon . Nice work! I do not knit but enjoy what others make.

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NASFKAB 7/22/2014 11:36AM

  great job

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