As you can see, I’ve been busy knitting the last few weeks. Although I must admit, I’m not knitting as fast or as much as I would like. Sometimes, I kind of lost my motivation or inspiration to knit. However, when I came across this cute little cardigan, I knew I had to make it and I’ve just got the perfect yarn for it too!! I’ve had this 5 skeins of Knit Picks Shine Worsted in different colours for a few years now, not knowing what to use them for and voila, the yarn and the pattern is a perfect match .
Pattern: Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
Yarn: 5 skeins Knit Picks Shine Worsted (1 in each colour)
Needles: 4 mm and 4.5 m
I must say this little cardigan is very cute. Only took me 2 weeks to finish!!! I haven’t decide on the buttons yet. Hopefully I’ll be able to find something cute. As for the yarn, I really love the colours but I must say, the quality of this yarn is just average. I wish Bendigo Woollen Mills would make more cotton yarns in more bright colours instead of the pastel range that they normally have. Anyway, as I didn’t use up all of the yarns for the cardigan, I decided to make a matching hat for my Little Dragon .
Pattern: Magic Coffee Baby Hat by Tracey Kay
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted (using leftover yarns from the cardigan)
Needles: 4.5 m
This little hat only took me 2 days to finish!!! Talk about instant gratification!!!! However, I’m sure you’d have noticed that one colour is missing!!! Ooops. I did finish using one skein of the teal yarn for the cardigan but oh well .
After I’ve finished knitting both these items, I noticed that both of the pattern names have the word “coffee” in them!!! Do note that they’re from two different designers . What a coincidence???
Winter is long gone and it made me realised that I’ve not show you the cardigan that I’ve managed to finish during winter and I had a chance to wear it a few times before the weather gets too warm .
Pattern: Greenfield Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: 2.3 cones of ColourMart 100% Extra Fine Merino 10/28NM DK Weight in e11 girlie pink
Needles: 4 mm
I originally CO this project back in April 2011 for the Colourmart’s Spring Summer contest on Ravelry but just like last year, I didn’t managed to finish it in time as I went away for a holiday. Nevertheless, I always say late is better than never .
I’d also like to mention that I’m absolutely in love with Colourmart’s extrafine merino!!! It’s so nice to knit with and it feels absolutely divine wearing it next to skin too!!!! This cardigan has become my favourite knit wear for winter this year. What’s your favourite winter wear this year?
At last, I have a FO to show and it’s for myself . It has been quite sometime now since I knitted anything for myself and my oh my, this project took me quite awhile to finish. It took me approximately 4 months from start to finish but there were other projects in between and I did went away on a holiday for a few weeks. But I guess the end result is worth the wait and the effort.
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: Less than 1 cone of ColourMart Mohair/Merino 2/16 4ply wt in Fresa colourway
Needles: 4 mm
The only modifications I made to this pattern were:
- Replace M1 with KFB instead.
- Knit until 10” from underarm to bottom edge before the edging.
- Worked feather and fan stitch (4 repeats) for body/hip edging instead of rib.
- BO with 4.5 mm
However, If I were to knit this pattern again, I might knit less rows before I reach the underarm sections as it did grew a bit bigger after I blocked it and also knit a wider edging for the collar. Nevertheless, I’m still happy with the end results.