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Old 06-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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FO: Cinnie Cardigan for Lauralee!
I gave Lauralee her new cropped cardigan! I was soooooo happy....it fits her to perfection! Just the way it's supposed to. About 0 positive ease. She'll wear it this summer with her little sundresses for special events we attend as families with our church.

And for church on Sunday. Everything is air-conditioned, and some sort of shawl or cardigan is necessary if you dress for summer, like sundresses, sleeveless tops, etc.





I blocked the body first (full soak method)...then added the ribbing...then blocked the ribbing (spritz method). This is how I shaped the back of the neck because I didn't want it to go wonky or creased. This method works really well.


This is the body, before blocking...a crumpled mess!


My Ravelry notes. The pattern for it is here.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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You're right: This fits perfectly--lucky lucky Lauralee!! I love cardigans and shrugs, and this one is just lovely. Thanks for sharing your blocking ideas--sounds like some of the weird things I do to make things look right. But hey, it works!
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Perfect! This is just the way you hope that handmade sweaters will turn out. The care in finishing and blocking is critical to that very polished look. Thanks for the behind the scene look.
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It is gorgeous and looks gorgeous on her!
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Beautiful, fits like a dream, AND I love the idea of shaping with the rolled-up towel. I've sewn for years, have all sort of shaping equipment, but never even thought of using same for blocking purposes. Thanks for the idea.
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That's beautiful, Dollyce!
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It's lovely! I wish I was her!!!!
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That's really cute, I'd make one for my grand daughter if she wasn't growing so darn fast!
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
That's really cute, I'd make one for my grand daughter if she wasn't growing so darn fast!
I knit the size 36 for my daughter which gives her 0 positive ease, but it's still comfy, not tight nor restrictive.

If you knit your daughter the size which would give her 1-2" positive ease,.she could wear it for a long time I'm betting.

This little cardi would look good with 1-2" positive ease just as much as Lauralee's with none.
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