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February 22 , 2007
A Blue Tweed Cardigan for Me

It's amazing how quickly this tweed 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

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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