15 April 2012

Sweet knit - finished!

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What a sweet knit! I barely began it before this little cardy was done. It positively whipped off the needles and two seams, a lovely big button, and two snaps later, it was finished! 
I took an executive decision, and didn't block it. This yarn isn't really suitable for blocking and it already looked perfect, all fluffed up like that.

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Nelly loves it. Well, who wouldn't?

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It's like candy floss. And, it matches her little stove.

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From a mummy's point of view, it's a perfect light layer and is a lovely shape at the front and over the sleeves.
 But, it falls forward, making it rise up slightly at the back. I think it would benefit from a bit of shaping along the bottom of the back to compensate -
just to be a fusspot ;)

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Overall, it's quick and it's sweet and it does the trick. And, Zoë has decided she wants one too. But not in pink. 

And, by the way - If you are tempted to knit short rows, I've found the most perfect Veera shawl. Threepumpkinslittle has made a fabulous Color Affection. Short row after short row in the most beautiful colours. So off you go, check it out! 

56 comments:

  1. Sweet little cardigan, as you say looks like candy floss

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  2. Wish I was this talented! Love the cardigan, great choice with the button.
    Mommy's notes

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  3. Thanks Yaffa! The button just leapt out at me in the shop - perfect!

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    1. Thanks Jen - It's great knitting for little ones, made in a flash :)

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  5. That's so cute, & I love the button!

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  6. Perfect! I think Amalea needs one too.

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  7. How can I get your pattern with all the shaping along the back fussy business? I wouldn't know how to do it by myself.

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  8. Oh no wonder Nelly loves it, it's so cute!

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  9. That is so sweet! I have been playing with the short rows, pop over and check out my latest post :-)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! I never did find a place to get the pattern in Australia but have been knitting a short row skirt for me instead - a Carnaby Skirt from Knitty in Tosh Vintage. Thanks for inspiring more short row projects.

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    1. I'm glad you're managing to get stuck in to some short rows! I'd better go check out that Carnaby Skirt in Knitty - sounds intriguing :)

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  11. So cute and sooooo fabulous to be a quick knit! Perfect for spring xx

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  12. Ooooh! It is beautiful:-) perfect modelling too! Avis x

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    1. hmmm not sure about the modelling. Had a hard time getting anything in focus. She just wouldn't stay still! And the faces! That's why she's got no head :)

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  13. It looks so fuzzy and simply adorable too! Perfect for your little girl and a fun project too!

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  14. It turned out great! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. I love to see what you share on your blog.
    Rose
    @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

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  15. Very cute! Love the fuzz and color!

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    1. Thanks Lisa - the fuzz is fun isn't it! I wouldn't mind a fuzz cardi myself now actually - perhaps a different colour!

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  16. Oh my, that is a cute cardi! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Erin - it would be goodie to make for gifts/commissions :)

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  17. I love your fluffy cardigan! The one large button and simple construction is a perfect addition to any girl's wardrobe. Super sweet!

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  18. That does look like a perfect small girl cardi! Isn't it great when you find those quick patterns that are truly almost instant gratification.

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  19. What a lovely cardi - i do not usually like fuzzy wool but this is delightful :)

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  20. Lovely. Oh it brings me back, I think I had something in that type of wool and same colour as a child.

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    1. Thanks Rach, Nothing like a bit of fluffy pink yarn to make us feel like a kid again :)

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  21. What an adorable little cardi! The yarn is just perfect! What kind is it? I love how fluffy it looks...perfect for a little girl! :)

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  22. Very sweet! The cardy and the model. :-)

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    1. She's got no head because she was moving so much! Cute in real life - tricky to photograph :)

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  23. How could any little girl not love that!

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  24. Beautiful and fluffly and matches the kitchen to boot! I followed you from Homemade by You. Here is my offering this week: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/keep-calm-and-craft-on.html

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    1. Thanks Hannah - I'm off to take a peek at yours :)

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  25. Oh I love it. Your little one looks gorgeous wearing it. Blocking it would ruin the fluffiness. So sweet.

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    1. Thanks Cheryl! I haven't knitted with this yarn before - it is super fluffy and so soft.

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  26. Popping over from Ginny's... great sweater! She's a doll!

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    1. Thanks Erin - she just wouldn't stay still! But, when not modelling...she's very sweet herself!

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  27. Perfect little warmer in a very pretty colour.Lovely model too.

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  28. This is so beautiful, I love the fluffiness of it, gorgeous.

    x

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  29. wow this is so pretty, the flufiness is perfect!!!

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  30. Oh wow, what a gorgeous wee cardigan. I think my girls would LOVE it, especially if I made it fluffy like that.

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  31. Well done, it's so cute! And I agree on the not blocking part!

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  32. That cardi is adorable and so is the model.

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  33. It's wonderful! I am the mother of four daughters, and I know what a hit something this soft and easy to wear and PINK would have been for my girls! I'm sure your daughter will want to sleep in it! XXO-

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  34. That is cute! I love the button you added too.

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  35. How cute! And the little button seems to match her dress perfectly! ♥

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  36. Adorable. What little girl wouldn't want that cardi? I WANT one!

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  37. Pretty color and a lovely, fluffy, snuggly cloud to wear.

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  38. Perfect yarn and color choice. Your little model is adorable in that cloud of pink. Thank you for sharing your project and such great pics.

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  39. Thank you :). You are too sweet to mention my Color Affection shawl--I love it and have already decided another must be knit. I'm having fun picking colors. I may even go a bit bold this time!

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