View Full Version : My new "top to bottom" cardy

04-08-2009, 07:53 PM
While still strugling with my son John' sweater, I knitted this one for me. EASY, VERY EASY!
a sort of relieve from the hazards of the other.

Not mad about the colour, it did look better to me before knitting it, but I don' t have the guts to deep it in a dye. I wish is a bit darker or very, very much lighter.


Love to everyone,
Happy Easter!

04-08-2009, 08:07 PM
Oh, it's just beautiful! I love everything about it, including the color! It looks lovely on you. Is there a pattern, or did you "wing it?"

04-08-2009, 08:20 PM
I :heart: that sweater! And, the color looks great on you. I'd be scared to try to dye something, also, especially after having put in so much time and effort into the knitting. But, I think it's just beautiful the way it is. Great work!

04-08-2009, 08:22 PM
Great looking and looks great on you!

04-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Thanks Slim, coming from you is a greatcompliment,
and I did a sort of "wing it", but got inspired in a pic I' d seen in picasa, but written in japanesse, so I had to do a guessing job there.

04-08-2009, 08:27 PM
Thanks Sknitter 56 and Mary:muah:

Jan in CA
04-08-2009, 09:03 PM
That is a beautiful sweater, Dolly! I'm not normally a blue person, but I like the color. It's perfect for spring!

04-08-2009, 10:14 PM
That is one Gorgeous sweater that looks stunning on you... colour and all... (LOL!)

04-08-2009, 10:23 PM
I think the colour is perfect for you! Good with your skin tone. I really like this garment very very much.

04-08-2009, 10:52 PM
It is beee-you-tiful! Wonderful color and fit on you :-) What did you use for buttons? They look like little I-cord knots?? Cute.

04-09-2009, 01:01 AM
Gr888888888 job dear its weldone to ur size ...its beautiful on u ...u shud be proud ...thnsk for sharing it with us

04-09-2009, 03:05 AM
Really pretty sweater,blue or not.It looks great on you.

That you 'winged' it makes it even better. Japanese instructions? :rofl: I might as well fly there and BUY the sweater.

04-09-2009, 07:29 AM
I agree - it turned out beautiful! and it looks great on you! I love the color as well.

04-09-2009, 08:00 AM
That is JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-09-2009, 10:22 AM
It's a lovely sweater, Dolly!! :heart:


04-09-2009, 12:32 PM
I just LOVE it! I think the color looks perfect on you!

04-09-2009, 01:07 PM
wonderful job, it looks great!

04-09-2009, 03:25 PM
It looks great! That color is very pretty! :yay:

04-09-2009, 05:45 PM
Many thanks to all my knitting buddies, you are all too kind to me.
Here a close up of the buttons. First I covered with same blue fabric, then I crocheted on top with same yarn.
Kisses to all,

04-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Those covereded buttons are such a nice touch!

04-09-2009, 08:25 PM
This is FANTABULOUS!!!!! I love the fit and the colour truly looks divine!

04-09-2009, 08:58 PM
Beautiful and very becoming!
My goodness! You "winged it". :shock: Japanese.:shock:
I have much to learn.

04-10-2009, 08:58 PM
Dolly, you may not love the color...but the COLOR SURE DOES LOVE YOU! You are beautiful in this color! The design is also very flattering! You are the perfect hair color for this shade of blue! Great job!!!


Dollyce (yeah, I've been called Dolly, too!)

04-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks Dollyce! I am getting use to it. I can always dye it later on.
I got an order to knit the same cardigan in white for a niece of mine, which will look better on her. She has one of those perfect figures that I can only dream off.

04-12-2009, 08:36 PM
Your covered buttons ARE TO DIE FOR! Oh my! Pure Class!

04-12-2009, 08:39 PM
Thanks Dollyce! I am getting use to it. I can always dye it later on.
I got an order to knit the same cardigan in white for a niece of mine, which will look better on her. She has one of those perfect figures that I can only dream off.

I HAD (past tense) a perfect figure, but my old brain has to strain to remember it!

Isn't it just life! When you had a perfect figure, you didn't appreciate it. By the time you are old enough to appreciate the perfect feminine figure and skin, it's gone...you're almost too old to even remember what it was like!


But I am grateful for a modicum of health and happiness!

A great husband, five beautiful kids, and 10 darlin' grandbabies, the oldest of which is turning 23 in October.
Oh boy, where is my cane? I could be a great-grammy this time next year! :happydance:

04-13-2009, 08:22 AM
You did a beautiful job, and I agree with the other posters about the color. I just love it! As for fit and figure, has anyone else noticed that most of the patterns are form fitting? I'm really short-waisted, so I don't look good in anything snug, but finding other patterns isn't easy. I know experienced knitters could alter the patterns, but I just learned how to knit last summer!

04-13-2009, 08:35 AM
So very pretty!

04-13-2009, 09:11 AM
You are really talented to just look at a sweater and make this nicely shaped and fitted sweater. I do a bit of 'winging it' too, but mostly on baby clothes and the fit doesn't matter so much with those. A very nice sweater!! Too bad you are not happy with the color. It is attractive.

04-15-2009, 05:45 PM
You are right Dollyce!
Our figures are secondary when we compare with health and a happy family.
Glad to know you have a large family. I have 4 kids and 12 grandchildren and c ouldn, t be happier.
Best regards,

04-15-2009, 05:53 PM
The sweater looks great on you and the pattern is wonderful, I love it.

04-15-2009, 10:14 PM
I love it! I think it looks wonderful on you. I would love to be able to look at something and just figure it out or wing it! I also love the color.

04-16-2009, 02:55 AM
Great job on the sweater, looks great on you. when you make another one for your niece make sure to take good notes and share with us all.

04-24-2009, 03:35 AM
Promise I will take pictures step by step with the white one.
At the moment I am trying to finish the "deers' s sweater" for my son John.
Are you all like me involved in many projects at the time?
This is like an addition for me, but I' m not ashamed about it. Is an addition that doesn' t hurt anyone, on the contrary, is very therapeutical.
Regards to all my knitting buddies!

04-24-2009, 08:31 PM
Oh, that's so pretty! I just love that blue color! It looks fantastic!

To me, it doesn't look easy. Just me.....:)

04-24-2009, 10:48 PM
Great looking sweater. Excellent job!!! :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
04-25-2009, 12:21 AM
I don't know how I missed this! It looks great!!

04-25-2009, 07:57 AM
It looks great on you and i think the color is great too:thumbsup:

04-25-2009, 11:04 AM
Dolly, I saw what you knitted and I think you are amazing! :yay:

04-27-2009, 09:14 PM
That is lovely and it fits you so well.