Friday, September 20, 2013

Completed: Bamboo Peggy Sue Cardigan

Ok... Getting more efficient nowadays... Hoho...
Pattern used: This is the free knitting pattern by Linda named peggy sue. Knitted in size XS.
Yarn used: Rowan Bamboo Soft from stash. Brought them in sg at discontinued sale prices.
Buttons are pink pearl buttons from stash.
Needles used: Size 4mm circular needles
Duration taken: 2 wks on and off
Changes made to pattern: I just omitted one cabling  pattern from the waist as it seems to be too long for me.
Thoughts on the pattern: It's free! that's the most important part. So nice of them to design and put up free patterns for us crafters to enjoy.  LOL. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. Most of them are in stockinette stitch but the waist cabling portion is a bit tedious for me. I am still a newbie to cabling and I spent a lot of time knitting the cables.
Can I ask you all a question? Where do u put or how do you handle the cable needle in between the cables? I tried placing it on my lap first but find that takes a lot of movement and sometimes I dropped the cable needle and lost it and have to get up and find it. Secondly, I tried to hold it in between my lips, yup, super unhygienic and unglam of course. So lastly I tried poking the cable needle in the knitted portion of the cardigan, but it can sometimes slip off still. So what is your habit and any better suggestions?
This bamboo yarn is really soft but a bit too slinky for me. Not really warm enough for the coming fall season. And initially the cardigan is really tight, but after soaking in warm water, it somehow expanded magically and Voom! it became loose. Especially the neckline portion, it widens horribly... I still got to work on my blocking skills I think.
I might try knitting another one in other yarns in future. At least I did a bit of stash busting:) Cos I really had no idea what other stuff to knit using the bamboo soft.
Allen playing with the pearl buttons and trying very hard to pull it off my cardigan.
C the super out of shape neckline? Any idea on how to remedy it? Or is it a gone case?
Meanwhile, I just casted on a red long sleeve sweater. Hope I got the same determination to finish it in time for the cold season:)
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1 comment:

  1. I use cable holder that is like a super big safety pen. You slide cable stitches on and then close. Stitches don 't fall on and no lost cable holder. These are avaible at most yarn shops. I just saw your blog today and am enjoying reading all the archived entries.