I don’t often knit for myself. I always feel it’s a bit self-indulgent if I do, but really what a load of… Why shouldn’t I knit more for myself, after all I am the one who knows how much work has gone into something! This cardigan I made back in 2016 and I have loved wearing it.
I love the simple shape of this cardigan, and I remember distinctly how easy it was to knit. I used DROPS Paris, a cotton yarn that is made partly from recycled cotton, how great is that? It is really soft, but at the same time rought to the touch. But actually when it’s knitted up it feels wonderful on the skin. Another plus, as it’s a aran/worsted weight yarn it knits up incredibly quickly, even if making a cardigan or jumper!
I knitted this in about a month in 2016, although I am pretty sure I wasn’t knitting on only this for that length of time. And how about some pictures of me wearing it? 🙂
Pattern: Early Autumn Cotton by Drops Design.
Yarn: DROPS Paris.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 4th March – 3rd April 2016.
Back in February of last year a friend asked me to knit her a cardigan that she saw me share on here.
I had also knit this for another good friend, and I still need to blog about that here too. Unlike the other two versions, this one had long sleeves.
It’s funny, black never photographs very well, but it actually looks really nice.
This is actually a lovely pattern as it’s very classic and won’t really go out of fashion. the nice touches of the double moss stitch for the front and collar and the cuffs of the sleeves makes it extra special.
And as it calls for 5mm needles it actually knits up really quickly, even though it’s in adult size.
I also think it’s lovely and warm as it’s knitted with 100% wool from DROPS Design.
My finishing techniques are getting better and better, even though I’m not a huge fan of sewing up, I have taught myself how to finish seams so they look very professional.
Pattern: Silver Haze by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Nepal in black.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 22nd-28th February 2015.
Earlier this year I finally sat down to knit something for myself. I know I’ve hinted at it with some pictures on Instagram. I’ve been waiting to post about as I wanted to include some pictures of me wearing the cardigan, but I just haven’t managed, so this will be a post just about the cardigan. Maybe another day I’ll manage to post one with me in it. Or maybe we’ll have to wait a few months (more on that later ;-).
I used this DROPS pattern, although I amended the way the cables worked. Rather than them going under the same way, I made sure that they went under and then over to give the entire cardigan a better look.
I love the colour I picked, and it fits with a few of my Summer dresses and skirts.
The fact that the cardigan has this lacy feel to it, but at the same time is quite solid and warm makes me really pleased that I picked this exact pattern. I read up on the notes before I started and it sounded like people weren’t too happy with how theirs turned out. But I am over the moon with how mine turned out.
I had some matching buttons in my stash, but after washing the cardigan once the colour has come off a little bit. However, I don’t think that’s a problem, it just makes it look a little more ‘shabby-chic’.
I love the cardigan, and I can’t wait to knit something else for myself. I just need to get through my endless queue first.
I knitted this cardigan for a friend from Australia, who had seen a similar cardigan in a shop, but couldn’t find the right size. She picked out the colour of DROPS Eskimo yarn.
It’s one of the easiest adult knits I’ve ever knitted, garter stitch all the way and a very simple pattern, but I think it looks great nonetheless.
I love the yarn my friend picked, especially with the added shade. It was a little tricky to knit with as the darker beige was spun into the light beige and came off in parts, but the finished piece works really well.
The other nice thing about the yarn is that it’s really nice and thick and I was able to knit with 8mm needles, so the cardigan just flew off the needles.
I used buttons from my stash, which I think fit perfectly. And the biggest plus with this cardigan: I was able to hand it over in person to my friend when we were in Sydney earlier this year.
Earlier this Summer a good friend asked me to knit a cardigan for her brother’s girlfriend. She decided on this pattern and a lovely purple colour.
Even though it was an adult cardigan, it actually knit up really, really quickly. This might be because it called for DROP Vienna and needles size 8mm, which make it quite a loose knit.
I actually really enjoyed knitting this, it was nice to be knitting something that was for an adult.
I really love the colour too, it’s just so chic.
My friend, who was meant to give it to her brother’s girlfriend, actually thought about keeping it for herself. Surely that’s a good sign :-).