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Roxanne
02-22-2005, 12:59 AM
I finally finished my ribby cardi. Photos are on my blog if you'd like to see. Next thing I need to do is learn how to sew....LOL I paid $20 to a seamstress to put the zipper in...if I make just a few cardigans over the years, that's enough to buy a sewing machine....LOL

Thanks for looking....I'm happy with the way this project turned out and I'll be doing it again. It's a fun and relatively quick knit.

Anne
02-22-2005, 02:19 AM
Roxanne, your ribby is beautiful. You should be proud. I know i would be if i knitted that :)

Jouf
02-22-2005, 10:03 AM
It's beautiful!!!

Jouf

ekgheiy
02-22-2005, 12:02 PM
CONGRATS!!! Job well done! :)

Egeria
02-22-2005, 02:53 PM
That looks great! Love the colours :-)

Peg
02-22-2005, 03:24 PM
Roxanne that cardi looks Maah'velous!!!

wildforyarn
02-22-2005, 08:07 PM
Roxanne, that is beautiful! I am new to knitting, only a few months now and am dying to try something like that, but am afraid it will be too hard for my beginner fingers. Where did you get the pattern and did you find it fairly easy?

Sara

Roxanne
02-22-2005, 10:24 PM
Hello Everyone...thanks for all your kind comments....I'm really excited to have finished my cardigan...and mostly excited because I figured out seaming....LOL

Sara...I got the pattern from chicknits.com* and as for easy-ness of the pattern...it's actually not too bad...you have to know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease and then of course, seaming once you're finished. The newest stitch I learnt while doing it was SSK and with the help of this website, I figured it out no problem. I'm also relatively new to knitting and this is my second sweater.

I say jump in and try...you won't know until you try how to do garments and like anything else, you will learn a lot of things along the way but you have to jump in and do one. I threw caution to the wind the first time and just went for it...there's so many good instructions you can find online to help you along too.

It's also not a really expensive project to make...the yarn is reasonable and so is the pattern. For that reason, it's also a really great newbie project. There is a knit-along going on for this garment too where you can ask questions:

http://ribbycardikal.blogspot.com

*[Editor's note: we can not link directly to this site, per owner's request, so I've removed the live link. ~Amy]

foldedbird
02-23-2005, 12:35 AM
Roxanne, this might be too forward of me, but may I ask how much you spent on supplies for the cardi? Minus the seamstress of course, LOL!

Denise

Roxanne
02-23-2005, 01:55 AM
Hi Denise,

No problem! I got the Peruvian Highland Wool from Elann.com and bought 12 skeins at $2.70 per skein for a total of $32.40 and then with shipping and taxes, it came up to $41.73. And that's in Canadian funds too.

So for wool, that wasn't too bad at all.

And the pattern was $4.95 US from chicknits.com which wasn't bad either. At least it's not in a book of patterns that's $20 or more.

I already had the needles (they were a gift for Christmas) and that can vary depending on what you want to use.

Hope that helps.

foldedbird
02-23-2005, 07:12 AM
Roxanne,

Thanks so much for sharing this information. I know some folks are a little funny about munny.

Wow, I expected the cost to be much more! If I saw your sweater at the mall, I'd be prepared to pay more than $45 for it!!!

Great info, thanks again...now I can actually consider doing this project. Very affordable!!!

Denise

amy
02-23-2005, 12:52 PM
Nice cardi Roxanne! I love the colors and the stripe at the elbow--was that you're addition? Nice.

Thanks for sharing!
Amy

Roxanne
02-23-2005, 02:50 PM
Hi Amy,

All the stripes were my addition....the one at the bottom of the sleeve, the one at the elbow and the one in the collar. The pattern calls for solid body and solid sleeves. I also added a small stripe at the back bottom too...ended up my front panels were a little bit longer than my back panel so I had to pick up stitches and add some at the bottom to make it long enough to match the front. I sure as heck wasn't going to frog the entire back panel....I had already done it twice because the first try ended up feeling too "small".

Oh, and Amy, I used your little video on the felted join (spit splice) to join all my yarn together in my sweater...sure made it easier...not so many ends to weave in and it worked like a charm! Even used it for my colour changes...hardly noticeable too! So thank you so much!!

Roxanne.

wildforyarn
02-23-2005, 08:58 PM
Oh my gosh, that is not bad at all for what you spent and what you got out of it. I thought I might try it, but then when you talked about felt.... my mind shut down. :? Yikes! Maybe when I am a little more advanced. I am going to go buy that pattern though. Thanks for the info!!

Sara

wildforyarn
02-23-2005, 08:58 PM
Oh my gosh, that is not bad at all for what you spent and what you got out of it. I thought I might try it, but then when you talked about felt.... my mind shut down. :? Yikes! Maybe when I am a little more advanced. I am going to go buy that pattern though. Thanks for the info!!

Sara