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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cat's Cardi

Well, it isn't a cardigan, but it rhymes so I'm stickin' with it!

Cat, at By Hook, had a sweater pattern she wanted tested. Of course, I had to volunteer. I do like testing and seeing if the person's idea comes out the way she wants.

Here are the two she has finished.

Now, I did, a-hum, "adjust" the pattern about 1/2 way through the body of the sweater.

I had the bodice done and after about four rows into the body of the sweater it started to S*C*R*E*A*M at me to make a belt beneath the bodice. It wasn't a part of the pattern, but the SCREAMING was riving me nuts.

Then, I remembered a sweater I used to make called a "Diaper Sweater." It was a short sweater that I always liked. So, again, the sweater S*C*R*E*A*M*E*D at me to make it a short sweater. So I made the body just a "smidgen" longer than the bodice.

Now, Cat's pictures are a LOT clearer than mine, but you will get the gist of what I did. I am pretty pleased with the outcome.

I did a shell edging on my sleeves.

I  went from the shell on the edges to a simple sc around the neck.

I think I made the tie a little to thick,
but we won't tell anyone, will we?

And the finished sweater.

I'm happy with it and can't believe how different my interpretation looks from Cat's


  1. It's adorable. You'll be glad you made the tie a little thicker because with wear they tend to thin out. It's the voice of experience speaking here. Very cute.

  2. Really, really cute! Was it as fast going as mine? I know you had the bodice finished before I did!

    I'm going to try it again using a different stitch for the bodice and see if I can make it work! Love fussing with this stuff! Never want to be a real designer, though. Too much trouble!


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