Blush Cardigan



I finished my blush cardigan last week.  I was pleasantly surprised at how well it fit me AND that I had enough yarn to complete the project.  So nice when the Knitting Gods bless me with success.  It's too hot to wear this sweater but I have something exciting to wear when the weather cools off.


I did not enjoy knitting with the cotton, my hands tire quickly since the yarn has no spring.  I truly believe I knit at a slower rate as well.


I loved the top down construction and the over all fit.  However I do NOT like how far spaced the button holes are. (they create a gap....).  The button holes are created while knitting the body of the sweater at the same time.  I would have preferred a picked up button band so I could place the button holes exactly 2.5 inches apart.


Since this cardigan is 100% cotton I steamed blocked the edges to get them to lay flat and they could be a lot flatter for my taste.  I resisted the urge to use spray starch but I truly wanted to spritz the edges.  Again, this is the behavior of cotton.  

Ravelry notes here

What are you working on this week?

Comments

  1. Your sweater is lovely. I do not like knitting with cotton either. I always say it's like "pushing dirt". :)

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  2. Such a pretty color and it will be so nice to have a new sweater waiting for cooler weather!

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  3. The blush cardi is so pretty. I see what you mean about the buttons causing the gaps. Do you always button your sweaters all the way? Or am I the only one who only buttons a couple buttons? Is the yarn 100% cotton?

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  4. Ooooh...it turned out so pretty...It looks awesome on you!
    ~Have a lovely day!

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  5. Perfect for those cooler summer evenings when a cotton sweater is needed. Such a shame that you were disappointed with how the buttons appear maybe a press stud in between would stop the gape. I personally think it looks lovely, a great make.

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    1. I did think of that and might add them.

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  6. This couldn't fit more perfectly....and such a great colour on you. You will enjoy this so much this fall....but especially in spring when we're all anxious for the spring colours in the garden!!! As my little people used to say when they were little....good job. I'm proud of you!

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  7. Beautiful. That is a perfect color for you. Congrats on the finish and having something new to wear when the weather cools back down.

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  8. That turned out beautifully. I love the soft shade of pink and the design is just so feminine and pretty. Cotton hurst my hands too. I'm working on the usual - a shawl, socks and the granny squares. Oh! And some stitching.

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  9. That sweater looks lovely! That color is just divine! :)

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  10. That is beautiful. I love that color. You will be able to wear it with almost everything!
    Wool bothers me, so someday I'm going to take on a cotton sweater knowing it will take me forever to knit.

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  11. Oh it's lovely. I love the shade and it looks really nice on you. Congratulations on a success!

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  12. What a pretty color, Karen! I've made the short sleeved top twice and think I'll try the cardigan (with more buttons - good suggestion!)

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  13. It looks lovely! I know what you mean about cotton, I much prefer wool.

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  14. It looks great and I am so glad you had enough yarn. What a pain about the buttons/gape , I think mamas mercantile has a good suggestion, I hope you can find some way to fix it.

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  15. It is so beautiful! Just the perfect shade of ;light pink and it looks fantastic on you. Congrats on a great finish.

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  16. What a pretty sweater. It fits you so well. I'm glad you had enough yarn. Oh the buttons - there is always something to learn about knitting. I hope the solution suggestion by mamas mercantile is helpful. If not, I'm betting you will enjoy the sweater anyway.

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  17. It's pretty. Yeah, I hear you on knitting with cotton, no fun at all.

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