Pomme de pin Cardigan
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Pomme de pin Cardigan

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Pomme de pin Cardigan by Amy Christoffers
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
West Yorkshire Spinners Fleece Bluefaced Leicester DK
6 skeins = 1463.9 yards (1338.6 meters), 600 grams
DIY Dye lot (1 only)
The Sheep Shop in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

The cold is coming downunder! I’m getting ready for the big NZ freeze with a cosy chocolate knit.

Using beautiful BFL dyed by me (of course alternating skeins) and enjoying myself immensely.

Haven’t set in sleeves for ages … kind of looking forward to the challenge …

The sleeves were a killer and took forever. I added an inch to the length so they were lovely and long over my hand.

I picked up three out of four stitches around the band and ended up with about 15 too many. I wasn’t too worried because it still looked ok and I wondered if my neck was slightly long anyway. Can’t remember if I added length to the body …. I suppose I could measure it …

Anyway, the buttonholes were a mystery to me. I did not understand the instructions at all and ended up knitting them differently. Firstly I spread them slightly further apart to account for my increased number of stitches and I also knitted them over 4 stitches instead of three because three looked too small. I used the “improved horizontal buttonhole” from The Principles of Knitting book. It was fairly convoluted but not tricky and produces a very neat buttonhole.

Fnished finished finished! Buttons on and ready for winter. Photos will come soon …

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by West Yorkshire Spinners
100% Bluefaced Leicester
244 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: May 19, 2014
  • Finished: February 21, 2015
  • Updated: March 9, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates