Blue Square-Neck Cardigan

Status: Completed but ruined
Started: June 29th 2009
Finished: July 30th 2009

Name: Blue Square-Neck Cardigan
Pattern: Square Neck Cardigan by Sarah Hatton for Rowan Yarns
Craft: Knitting
Made for: Me
Size: 12

Yarn: Rowan RYC Cashsoft 4-Ply; 7 skeins; 1261m/350g; colour = Blue SH453
Needles: 3.25mm & 3.75mm

Notes:

12 July 2009
Have just finished the left front of this cardigan. The back is already done. I’ve substituted the Cashsoft yarn for the bamboo one suggested in the design because I prefer to knit with (and to wear) wool.

17 July 2009
Good week. I completed the right front of the cardigan, sewed together the back and fronts and added the neckband and button bands. Just the sleeves left to do.

24 July 2009
One sleeve done and attached. Just starting the second sleeve. Hoping to have this done and ready to wear by the end of this weekend. Fingers crossed.

26 July 2009
Very quick update as I went shopping yesterday and found the perfect buttons. Searched the hundreds of modern buttons in the local sewing shop to no avail, then found these vintage ones in a bric-a-brac store. Very plastic, very cute.

31 July 2009
Aarrrrgh. I shrunk this! I hand-washed it then put it in the washing machine to rinse and spin. It was lovely and I never even got to wear it. I am a fool.

1 August 2009
I’ve uploaded a couple of post-shrink photos to close this out. Now, to move on.

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