I finished the Jane cardigan! I am pleased with how it turned out – and the construction was intriguing.
The pattern is from here (You might need to be a member of Ravelry to see the pattern). I bought the yarn from Spotlight – it is Patons Zhivago (Charcoal colour).
It fits Miss A perfectly, which means that it won’t fit for long, next time I will make a size bigger than I think I need.
Miss A has been unwell, which has meant time at home sitting on the couch. So a small amount of knitting is getting done.
I have finished the body of the Jane cardigan and have started on the sleeves. As the sleeves are quite short, the end appears to be insight.
I’ve been working away on the Jane cardigan – I think I’m past all of the difficult bits. It’s coming together nicely I really like the way it is designed. I’ve been watching The Pallisers while knitting – all I can say is ‘were there no handsome actors in 1974’? I’ve read Phineas Finn so I know he is meant to be very attractive, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in this adaptation.
Progress on the Jane Cardigan
I have finished the increases. Next up is putting the arm stitches onto waste yarn and picking up stitches for the front.
I’m a bit nervous about picking up stitches. I do it all of the time for socks, but on the front of a cardigan it will be very obvious if I stuff it up.
There won’t be any knitting happening for a while because I have hurt my right index finger – it is a lovely shade of blue at the moment. I fill in for a few netball teams and today in my rush to be on time I didn’t tape my fingers and within five minutes I had hurt myself. I’m feeling very frustrated.
I am intrigued by the raglan shaping on this cardigan – it just seems so ingenious. I’m not sure how clear it is in the image, but if you click on the image you will see a larger version. I know this is probably a common technique in top down knitting, but I think it is so clever – it is like magic.
The yarn I am using is Paton’s Zhivago. It feels lovely and the fabric it produces is great, but I’m not enjoying knitting with it. It keeps splitting and I’m having a hard time getting my needle through the whole loop. This is a bit of a shame because I bought more of it to make something for Miss P!
I decided to knit Jane for Miss A. I spent a bit of time switchety swatchety as the girls call it – my third choice of needles finally worked.
I like the way this cardigan is constructed – from the top down and seamlessly.
I’m trying to concentrate on one set of instructions at a time