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A Finished Featherweight

August 12, 2014 Julie

Featherweight Cardigan{Featherweight : pattern by Knitbot, shop sample knit with The Fibre Company’s Canopy Fingering yarn}

And, we have a new sweater! I just finished blocking the Featherweight cardigan sample I made for the shop and really love how it turned out. What do you think? 

I always feel relief when I finish a bigger project like a sweater. Along with loads of repetitive knitting stockinette or rib stitches, this project has been on my needles for over two months. Two months! That means that I’ve had some solid time to daydream about what my next project could be. We’re adding some new yarns to the shop real soon so there’s been some major temptation. (:

As I neared the finish line for this project, I made a pledge to myself that I would totally finish my Featherweight before casting on for a new project. Which, aside from selecting the yarn color, was potentially the hardest thing about knitting this sweater. But, a deal is a deal even when it’s made with oneself. So, I wasted no time weaving in ends and blocking as soon as my sweater was off my knitting needles.

featherweight-beforeblocking

Featherweight Cardigan

 

Featherweight Cardigan

Blocking makes a HUGE difference, doesn’t it? It particularly helped the ribbed collar flatten out nicely. We carry Soak products in the Home Made shop so I used Soak no-rinse gentle wash and their Phil basin (along with a few old towels) to wet block my sweater. We also sell Inspinknity T-pins and blocking wires to help with blocking certain projects.

I especially can’t wait to show this off to those taking my Featherweight Cardigan knitting class. They started their sleeves last week and will start the collar next week! Pretty exciting stuff. Particularly when it’s your first sweater! 

Speaking of first sweaters, would you give Featherweight a try? C’mon, you can do it! I wouldn’t leave you hanging —  private knitting lessons are available or take advantage of our Drop-In Knitting Help service.

 

 

Knitbot knitting patterns, The Fibre Company yarns, knitting needles and lots of other great stuff is sold at Home Made! Don’t live nearby? Just call 609.536.2940 to put together a mail order.


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