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Valentine Cardi

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Finished
July 5 2010
July 31 2010
Project info
Valentine Cardi
b14-27 Jacket and Trousers by DROPS design
Knitting
Daughter
3/4years
Needles & yarn
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Coats Patons
in stash
7
Purple
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport Multi
none left in stash
1.9 skeins = 380.0 yards (347.5 meters), 133 grams
8300
Purple
Eat.Sleep.Knit in Dallas, Georgia
June 14, 2010
Patons Australia Classic Bluebell 5ply
2 skeins = 284.0 yards (259.7 meters), 100 grams
White
Spotlight in New South Wales
July 3, 2010
Notes

I’m so happy that I finally! completed the cardi, whcih took me much longer than I thought.

I used 3 different yarns instead of 2. The main reason is that the original color combo, dark red and white, turned a bit like granny-like to me, so I added light purple to bring it on!!
I knitted up and my daugter put it on ….
Sadly, the tactic made only little contribution.

The final struggling!! I ended up with making a flower brooch and filling in 2 button holes I’d already made, to tidy up around the chest.

For the flower brooch, I refered to 2 Japanese books, Simple Knit Wardrobe: Spring/Summer (かんたんニットワードローブ はる・なつ) for the flower and Motif desings (モチーフ模様編み集(ONDORI)) for the leaves.

Miya memo
Tension: 23stsx50rows
1cm=2.3sts
Cable cast on-40cmx2.3sts=92sts
88%(104sts:100%=92sts:X)

To the 1st. short row{70sts x88%=}61sts(Light purple)
To the 2nd. short row{98sts x88%=}86sts(White)
Then, Valentine color.

Did the calculations. {88% x the other figures of size (3/4years) }

Using W&T method.

思っていたい以上に時間がかかってしまったけど、なんとか出来上がって良かった^^
おばさんカラーに見えて納得がいかなかったので、フラワーコサージュを作って、ごまかしててみました。
娘が気に入ってくれているので、何よりです。

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July 31 2010
 
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Sport
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  • Project created: June 30, 2010
  • Finished: July 31, 2010
  • Updated: March 27, 2013
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