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Jan in CA
08-04-2010, 05:23 PM
I started this a year ago and put it down over the winter so it's been a long time coming. The way the pattern is designed it wants to curl on the front edges so I backed it with a ribbon. Unfortunately it still wants to fold over at the ribbon now, but whatever. Not gonna attempt anything now. Overall I like it. Pattern was easy to follow.

Chic Knits Eyelet Cardi (http://www.chicknits.com/catalog/eyeletcardi.html)
Plymouth Jeannee cotton/acrylic blend 1165 yds

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/eyeletsweater1/958637463_nQb8N-M.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/eyeletsweater4/958637481_5qqRF-M.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/eyeletsweater3/958637460_pWTdj-M.jpg

http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/Other/My-Knitting/eyeletsweater2/958637453_vWVmV-M.jpg

ArtLady1981
08-04-2010, 06:00 PM
This is such a nice design, Jan! Your work and stitches are so perfect! Bonne Marie Burns (Chic Knits) is a great designer. I like this pattern because of its simplicity. Kinda like the Bettna that I've knit numerous times!

This eyelet cardigan is a REAL WINNER! Great work!

ShanaHoo
08-04-2010, 06:41 PM
The closure looks so elegant! I love small details like that. Great work!

bambi
08-04-2010, 11:18 PM
Very pretty! It is really lovely. I haven't visited the Chic Knit site in a while. I should go back there sometime.

Lana
08-05-2010, 03:54 AM
DARN!!! You keep perfect tension.

That's really pretty!

WandaT
08-05-2010, 09:06 AM
Great job Jan! It turned out wonderful! I would be frustrated with the front edges wanting to turn in too though. The color is beautiful and I love the simplicity of this pattern.

margz3
08-05-2010, 09:13 AM
It's beautiful Jan! Such a pretty color and I LOVE the closure you chose! Over all it's an elegant sweater!

Lighting57
08-05-2010, 10:24 AM
Your cardi turned out very pretty. You mentioned having a problem with it curling even though there is a garter stitch border on both sides. Have you tried to block it? That should help control it, I would think.

I found and saved a pattern about two years ago that was (from what I remember about it) indentical to this one. However, I later deleted it thinking I would never get around to it. I searched for it and can not find it now. I was going to compare and post the link here as an alternative to this one that you have to pay for.

Jan in CA
08-05-2010, 01:06 PM
Thanks everyone! :hug: :aww:

It's funny...I get those "even tension" and "perfect stitches" comments all the time, but of course I see where every loose stitch is! :lol:

Lightning.. the yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend so the best way to block is to toss it in the washer and dryer which is what I did. Those curling edges can't be blocked out. I did sew ribbon on the back of the front edges which helped, but didn't cure it completely. I'm gonna have to be okay with it. I sewed that ribbon on with tiny stitches about 1/8 in apart. :zombie:

kmaclean
08-05-2010, 01:53 PM
Beautiful work! Love the color :heart:

artistatlarge101
08-06-2010, 01:34 AM
Congratulations.....this is just beautiful.......love the color.



Happy knitting...:knitting:

Slim
08-07-2010, 10:55 AM
Oh my, that's lovely. Great color.

lgoddard
08-07-2010, 11:26 AM
That is beautiful. Darn, how do you get such perfect looking stitches? Love the color too.

Tamar Dohel
08-13-2010, 02:35 PM
Very chic!

Thanks for sharing

Doublereeder2
08-13-2010, 06:07 PM
Thank you for sharing this. You did a wonderful job!! I love the color and the "button." :cheering: :cheering: :cheering: