Friday, 3 August 2012

A quick ruffled FO

What a manic week it's been, so much so I *almost* forgot to join in with FO Friday and show you the finished Saffron 'shrug' cardigan! Luckily I managed to whip it out of the washing machine before switching it on and so here it is, looking slightly dishevelled and without my model to hand...
PATTERN: Saffron by Elena Nodel (project notes here)
YARN: Wendy Sorrento DK (cotton/acrylic) 
A lovely pattern, although I did have to tink* parts of the ribbed ruffle several times as it changed on each round which was not so good for my addled (school holiday) brain and so, by the end of the ruffle I was starting to lose the plot. Just shows how lack of concentration can make even the simplest patterns go wrong. 

This was inexpensive cotton/acrylic yarn which knitted up nicely and is very soft, washable and can even be tumble dried on a low heat so it actually ticks lots of boxes for a child's garment and I would use it again for this purpose although I found it to be a little bit 'splitty' in some sections. Including the buttons the finished object weighs in at 117g, and I've used up most of 2 x 50g balls of the main colour and half-ish of the contrast colour (I forgot to weigh what's left before storing it away) so this was also a good little Year of Projects stashbuster! 

*tink = undoing/unknitting stitches, one at a time 


  1. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah it's beautiful! Can't wait to try making one

  3. Amazing!i am sure Amelia loves it already!

  4. Such a pretty knit, the ruffle is very cute!

  5. It has been fun following the making of looks perfect, congrats on the finish!

  6. So sweet! *runs off to favourite the pattern for future use*

  7. This is adorable! It would be so cute w/a fluffy white dress on a little one.

  8. That is adorable. It is going to look adorable on who ever wears it.

  9. So sweet. I bet the little Miss looks darling in it :D

  10. What a lovely little cardi. I do like the colour. I'm sure your little one will look adorable in it.

    Oh I've also awarded you with the One Lovley Blog Award

    You can find out more here

    Ruby x

  11. I love it, and how practical that you can wash and dry it with ease! Jxx

  12. Oh how I love this--just added to my queue. I think acrylic is great for kids clothing, and the softness is nice. The ruffles are fab, you did such good work.

  13. This is stunning. I love the colour and the ruffle. Also love that it ticks so many boxes for childrens clothing, I always say anything made for littlies needs to be able to go in the wash because if it's anything like in my house hand washing is an unheard of task.
    P.S still no luck on the camera checked all pockets in every jacket through out our house

  14. This is just darling! I love kid knits (even though I don't have any of my own) because of the quicker FO satisfaction.


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