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Finished Object: Adult Cardigan

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? 🙂

STATS
Pattern:
Early Autumn Cotton by Drops Design.
Yarn: DROPS Paris.
Needle size: 5mm
Knitting time: 4th March – 3rd April 2016.

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FO: Cotton T-Shirt

In July 2013 I decided to make myself a cotton T-Shirt, using this DROPS pattern.

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I picked this DROPS Muskat green as that colour always looked good on me, and I really love it. Some of these pictures don’t really do the colour justice, could be the sunlight.

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It’s a great pattern, very easy to knit and I love the lace pattern on the neckline.

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However, when I had finished it and tried it on unfortunately the arms didn’t fit at all. They were way too tight. I used the right sizing for the pattern and all the measurements where right when I was finished, but they were just too tight.

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So instead I gifted it to my mum. And she loves it! Although I’ve not yet seen her wearing it.

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But I do love, love, love the lace pattern at the neckline.

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