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Old 12-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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I thought in the interest of getting involved in the community I would post a pic of the cardigan I just finished up. I started this about 10 years ago and never got around to finishing it. I set aside some time to knit the band and sew it all together, which is all I had left to do, and this is how it's turned out:

There are some things I could have done better. The buttonholes are a bit dodgy, and I'm not sure why. I should practice on a swatch next time and get it right. I tried mattress stitch for the first time (on the band) and love it. Much better than the backstitch I used on the sleeves.

Pattern was from Patons Book 5000, yarn was Patons Tiny Tasman 4 ply, and needle size was 2.75mm.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Caz, that's adorable! I'm so glad you finished this little sweater. It will have a chance to shine on some lucky baby. So sweet.

I don't know if this is the buttonhole that you use but it works very neatly.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Thanks salmonmac. I actually tried the one-row buttonhole, but I couldn't get it to work. I ended up just using the one that's in the pattern, which is a 2-row 'simple' buttonhole. i.e. cast off two on one row, then turn - cast-on 2 - turn at the same place on the next row. I think my problem may have stemmed from the fact that I was doing my cast on and cast off in knit (on both sides) and the band is in moss? I end up with a loop in the middle of the buttonhole that almost bisects the hole. I thought I could fix it up with a reinforcing stitch at the end, which is why I persevered, but when it came time to do it, it didn't look feasible with the way the holes turned out, so I have just left it as they are good enough to be functional.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:26 AM   #4
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Very sweet, definitely worth finishing.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:49 PM   #5
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That's lovely, worth taking the time to finish. Pretty pattern.
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That is a very nice cardigan! I have a fondness for the seed stitch I learned to do it during my first and only knitting lesson.

The mattress stitch is great - it's nice to have a stitch that is reliably accurate.

Thank you so much for posting a picture, we all love to see what our fellow knitters are working on. Welcome to our community!
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Old 12-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #8
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I like the seed stitch chevrons on the hem!
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It looks great!!!
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