Purple Dots Cardigan Complete


I finished this sweet little cardigan last week and am pleased to share with you how I blocked the sweater so that the fronts behaved.  Since the wool is an acrylic blend, I didn't use the traditional wet blocking method.  Instead, I pulled out the can of starch and the iron.  I cannot tell you how pleased I am with how the sweater turned out!

The pattern was  a delight to knit up and I loved watching the "dots" appear.  I made the 3-6 month size since the sweater looked huge for the 6-12 month size.  Now let's hope the sweater fits.

Ravelry notes are here


Comments

  1. Very cute! I think I'll make one for my great-niece!

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  2. So cute ... make it look like it has lace edging and collar.

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  3. Now that's absolutely adorable. The hive look is so cute in purple!

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  4. This is adorable.....and I've never even heard of the spray starch blocking method!!!!!!!! Brilliant!!! (but, then, I knew you were brilliant all along!!!) Thanks for the tip!

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  5. I love this Karen! It's so cute and it's something a little British Royal would wear with patent leather Mary Jane's and a frilly dress. How many books do you read at once? I was under the impression it was just one at a time. I've read a few at at time but that's because of holds coming in around the same time. Cupcake reads 3-5 at once. I love how she's a Tyrannosaurus Rex of books.

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  6. What a sweet sweater! I love the colors you chose and how the dot pattern resembles a lace edging. Just lovely!

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  7. A sweet little sweater! I love the deep purple.

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  8. Stunning, I must get my daughter to look at that she will love the style.

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  9. The sweater looks fantastic! Please oh please share instructions for blocking acrylics with starch and an iron without (a) melting the acrylic or (b) turning the sweater into cement. Obviously, the iron & I aren't BFF's.

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  10. I love the way the yoke pops! -Sierra

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