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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Daisy daisy give me your answer do

Pattern: Daisy Cardigan by Marie Grace
Yarn: New Lanark MillsDK yarn. Colourway: Blossom & Clematis
Needles: 3.75mm Boye's Interchangeable 24" circular
Size: Size 2
Knit for: Beth
Comments: My first top down raglan. I really enjoyed knitting this all in one piece even when all the increases were done and each row was 200 stitches!

I substituted the picot hem for the picot bind off and find it works really well. It also stops the stocking stitch rolling. I also added two ties instead of one and cast on 50 st for each tie instead of the 40 as stated in the pattern.

I'm supposed to embroider daisies around the hem but I think I'll leave it as it is...don't want anything too fussy as I'm hoping Pickle will get lots of wear out of it this spring.

The fit isn't great...quite big over the shoulders and across the front but nevermind.

This is my first project using the New Lanark yarns and definately won't be my last. This cardi cost me £3 to make, you couldn't buy acrylic that cheap! The yarn was a bit scratchy but has softened considerably with washing and the drape is lovely now it's blocked. I urge you all to try it!


Auntie Noo said...

New Lanark strikes again!! - It's really gorgeous!

Knitted Gems said...

The Daisy cardigan looks wonderful. I can't believe you made it so inexpensively. Thanks for the info on the yarn. I'll have to try it.

pinkphish said...

Such a beautiful knit on a beautiful girl. The bind off you used looks really neat.
I was just looking at that yarn a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure how scratchy it would be. I think I'll go take another look.

scarletprincess said...

What a lovely knit! Your Pickle looks so much like my niece it's uncanny! Well done. x

Sarah said...

That is a really lovely cardi - perfect colours.

How have I not come across New Lanark yarns before? I've ordered the shade card as a substitute for ordering whole sweaters worth of yarns which is what I wanted to do :o)

Mandella said...

That's so cute! I got to fondle some New Lanark in Oban and was really tempted to buy some, but didn't as I wanted a whole jumper's worth and was worried about getting it home.

raining sheep said...

So cute and the wee model makes it look even cuter.

Fiona said...

That's gorgeous. Off to check out New Lanark yarns. Are you on commission? You should be!