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Look, look! The Spring Cardi!


I managed to make a sweater for myself a liiittle bit more suitable for the weather right now than what Venezia is (thank you for all the lovely comments on Venezia! I’ll soon put up the alterations I made for the neckline). The spring cardi has made her debut, and is just lovely to wear. I have never used this Debbie Bliss yarn, Cashmerino Baby, before, and I must say it’s fabulous. It’s just perfect for summer evenings when the temperature has gone down, and you need just something small. Okay, I do feel cold easily, and I take on a sweater hours before hubby does, so perhaps the yarn is too warm for some of you. But for me it’s just perfect.

The pattern is by Anna Bell, and is very well written and clear. I followed it with very few alterations. Since I’m not very busty, I knitted 2 more rows between the increases in the body than what the pattern stated. I was a bit afraid it would have looked too boxy on me, and I’m pleased with how the shaping turned out. There is in the end the same number of stitches, but the increases are not as steep as the pattern advises.

The buttons are what I have understood is called Mother of pearl buttons. I tried several different models and colours of buttons, but found these to make the cardigan most elegant. Click here for a close up of the buttons!


Project details:
Pattern: Pippa by Anna Bell
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby, 10 balls in colour 503.
Needles: 3, 25 mm Addi crcular needles.
Gauge: 28 stitches and 36 rows to 10 x 10 cm.

And for those of you interested in this cardigan, Lotta at Knitter Nutter has started one in the same colour. Check out her blog for pictures of her progress!


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You are certainly knitting up a storm! Looks fab!

It's lovely Maud - I just love that green color, perfect for spring!!

2 sweater debuts in one week - You are on a roll!! Your new spring cardigan is beautiful and I bet it will be worn often! (I'm looking closely at your perfect finishing as that is where I am on my sweater - your bands/sleeve attachment/seams are impeccable!)

I just wished I can knit as fast as you do! Hope to see your Venezia modification post soon. I can understand the weather that you are having, its the same as Singapore, where I'm staying.

Oh wow! Another beautiful finished sweater already?!

I love this sweater. The pattern looks easy, but the lines still give it that little something that makes it great. Just like in quilting, sometimes the simplest patterns make the nicest things.

What a beautiful sweater - I love a simple sweater in a great color! But two sweaters in a week? Wow!

hienolta näyttää, yksinkertaisen tyylikäs!

The green cardi looks great. The tiny cables are very subtle and so suitable for spring. I think men's thermostats run at a higher temperature than women's. I have the heaters on and my husband has to take his jumper off!

Hyvältä näyttää tämäkin. Varmasti käyttövaate!

it looks great! after venezia, i didn't expect another big FO from you so quickly -- especially at such a small gauge!

It looks beautiful! The buttons are perfect and well worth the wait.

Very, very, lovely Maud. Waving to you from the front porch, dear friend.
Warmly, Jewels


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