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!