Running along other interests such as baking, another of my home based activities is knitting.....I normally write up my knitting on Ravelry, which for any knitter using the Internet, its a huge resource. I was thinking of my lovely Aunty Doreen who reads my blog when I realised that she would love to see this little cardigan.
During a visit to a newly opened Wool Warehouse nearby in Leamington, I used my very rarely used mobile phone to check on whether my little grand daughter wanted a new cardigan, and with the request for a red one please, proceeded to get a pattern and some red double knitting yarn.
Putting into practice what I had picked up in an article which explained that more yarn is used on the purl row which for some can lead to an uneven fabric, really gave a near perfect finish. Some knitters use pins of a smaller size on the purl row, and the article explained that one can throw the yarn in a different way, but I just tightened my tension a little, and it has really improved the overall fabric.
I had not been to one of our local haberdashery shops since it had relocated, to a position a little further down the shopping street, so decided to make a visit but could not find the right buttons, though it has just occurred to me that there are two other shops in our little town...so I shall try those in future first. The little metal buttons I got from Textile Garden do really finish off the cardigan beautifully, and I hope the little fingers can cope, so maybe as Red is a favourite colour, I need to get a stash of nice buttons in ready for the next red cardigan.
A couple of weeks later, with pretty buttons, here is the new cardi complete:
Its been posted off, and I hope it is there for the weekend.