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February 22 , 2007
A Blue Tweed Cardigan for Me

It's amazing how quickly this sweater came together when I just dropped everything else (not an easy thing for me to do!) and put all my focus on finishing it. All I had left to do was finish the sleeves, add buttons, and weave in 4 ends - no sewing!
I know this will be a well worn sweater - It fits just the way I like it and is my favorite color too...
Donegal Tweed Cardigan

Pattern: Knitting Pure and Simple
V- Neck Down Cardigan

Yarn: Tahki Donegal Tweed - color 0862 - 5 skeins (900 yards) an unusual yarn - It's almost like the yarn strand is felted.
Needles: Various lengths of Denise # 7 circular needles
Size: x-small (37")

I followed the main shaping of the pattern, but made a few small changes. The directions have you pick up and knit the neckband separately from the front bands, which didn't make sense to me, so I picked it up all together and knit a single band all the way around. I also put on nice big garter ridge cuffs and bottom edge instead of ribbing.

Donegal Tweed Cardigan
Donegal Tweed Cardigan

Does it look suspiciously like that zippered cardi right over there on my sidebar under 2005 knitting?? Well that WAS one of my all time favorite sweaters and I lost it while on vacation less than a year after making it.....very sad !

A close up of the new and improved replacement

Tweed Sweater

That leaves an opening for a sweater ( I never have more than one adult sweater going at a time).....We are heading to Maine today for a few days of R&R and I will bring my 3 ring binder filled with sweater patterns along with my sweater yarn inventory (oops go to cross off that Donegal Tweed) - I'm thinking I should lean toward spring/cotton since it seems to take me forever to complete a sweater!



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