Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Uber Cute Girlie Cardi





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Pattern: Jenny, by Sarah Dallas for Rowan 37
Yarn: Bendigo Cotton 8ply in Black for the body (1.75 balls), Spotlight Cotton Basics for the pink (0.5 balls)
Size: The largest, I think its 40 inch? That made negative 1.5inch ease.

I really liked this pattern, its so simple but so effective. The only things I did differently was add 5cm to the length, and pick up waaaay less stitches on the neckline (40% less). When I had sewn it together and tried it on, the neckline came down to the edges of my shoulders - a tight cast off helped as well.

The Bendigo Cotton was a good cheap choice for this project (I think the whole thing cost $25 to make) but I think it might pill a bit - it already looks slightly aged. I might make another in future in a better cotton.

The best bit - The Boi likes it. Hy never likes my knitted cardigans/jumpers, but he actually gave it praise. Surely a good sign.

7 comments:

Kris said...

SUPER CUTE. Seriously. And lovely photos! Did Fin take them?

Bex said...

Thanks! (and hy sure did! notice how huge my boobs look in the second one hehe)

M-H said...

Lovely. Really suits you.

TiNK said...

LOL - all about the boobs...
Looks awesome though and not bad for $25 either!

Cecilia said...

Very cute! And it looks like it fits you really well. You look fantastic! Looking forward to seeing it in person.

missfee said...

love(1)

Anna said...

love (2)