Deco Murry



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Pattern: Deco Cardigan

by Kate Davies

OMG. I’m finally done with this cardigan!  I started it so long ago (in September 2012).  I have to say, I love it.  I’m pretty proud of myself for this one.  I actually completely finished on Tuesday night, but it’s been kept under wraps.

Murry was my nickname in middle/high school.  I loved that nickname so I named the sweater after it.  Nobody calls me Murry anymore… sigh.  (hint!hint!hint!)

Mod1: I replaced the full collar with an i-cord edging.  I was running out of yarn, so I had to do it (given my non-existent budget to buy more yarn).  I actually like how it turned out a lot and I wouldn’t change it.

Mod 2: I continued the i-cord off the edge and made a loop for the single button.  This sweater wouldn’t flatter me if I wore it closed.  The reason: it’s a bit snug.  It will close comfortably, but it’s too tight for my taste.  Therefore, I only did the top button.  It saved me more $$, too.

Sewing: I used the blind/slip stitch to attach the fabric to the inside edges.  I was dreading this part so much.  I love the fabric I chose, and I adore that it turned out so well.  You can’t see ANY of the stitches. Whew! What a relief.

If you look at the last pic on the left side of the cardigan near the bottom, you can almost see the burned stitch.  I still have to duplicate stitch over the top of that.  I keep forgetting.  It was burned by some Christmas lights (through the project bag!) over the holidays.  Thankfully nothing else was ruined (except a few marks on the carpet)/nobody was hurt.  Needless to say, those lights have been thrown out.

Comments are always appreciated!



  1. robyn1010

    This sweater is amazing! Your work is so beautiful and the fabric you picked for the lining is perfect!! I love the collar! Would you help me make this for myself? Please!!!

  2. kfklever

    Ah! you finished it! It looks amazing!! I’m jealous that you put a facing on the button band, it looks so cute 🙂

  3. Rebe

    Looking good, Murry! ; ) I can try to bring it back — over the years “MB” just kind of took over…

    I really like the candid-ness of the first picture, even if it was posed.

  4. Knitknat21

    I am sure it took you a long time (needless to say $$$) but I just wanted to commend your work. I would pay you to write instructions for all your sweaters. You are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!

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