Friday, 10 May 2013

Finished Lorna Suzanne Cardi

Finally after ten months of knitting, I have finished! I didn't knit this exclusively, but I stopped and started so many times it took me ages. I am so happy with the end result though, it has some great details. I think if I had knitted it more constantly it would have only taken a couple of months, but I was also knitting the Emilie (not yet finished), and I made a couple of hats, gloves and a couple of scarves. My Ravelry name is Sundar if you wanna go check them out and/or friend me!

MMM'13 - Day 7

This pattern is Lorna Suzanne by Ellen Mason, knitted from the bottom up but all in one piece. I love that there are no seams to sew up at the end. I used Cascade 220 bought overseas last year. It knits up beautifully, is super comfy to wear and not scratchy at all.

The fit is true to size - I knitted a straight 38.5, my usual size and the sizing is perfect.

I learnt a few new techniques with this one, grafting (for under the arms), a better way for picking up stitches for the collar and button bands and how to block effectively.

Lorna Suzanne Cardi

The only thing I could improve for next time is my cast off of the collar, it is a little firm and I had to steam it like crazy to get the collar not to curl!

I love this new addition to my wardrobe, I hadn't worn it before as it isn't winter in Brisbane yet, but took it with me on my USA trip and the weather was perfect for it this week!

Lorna Suzanne Cardi

Now on my needles, the Emelie and the Miette. I started the Miette this week and it is progressing quite quickly so I am hoping to finish this in a lot less time than the Lorna Suzanne as my Ravelry queue is getting out of control! 

23 comments:

  1. This is fab, Lizzie! Love the colour!!!

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    1. Thanks, the colour is why I bought the wool!

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  2. Hats off for the patience :) It has turned out great

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    1. Ha, not been described as patient before :)

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  3. So pretty!! And the colour is great! I'm very impressed, especially since I have very little patience myself... :)

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    1. I don't have that much myself, which is why I have so many knitting projects on the go at one time!

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  4. Um - gorgeous!! Absolutely love it and the colour. Now I've learnt the basics of knitting, I'm nothing if not even more impressed at peeps' ability to churn something like this out!

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    1. As you will learn, as soon as you can knit and pearl, you can do anything!

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  5. What a gorgeous cardigan! I love the colour. I'm off to find you on Rav, and to have a look at the patterm.

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    1. The pattern is lovely and easy to follow too :)

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  6. It's lovely! The colour looks really good on you :)

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  7. Your cardi is so lovely Lizzie. I hope you can wear it lots once back in Brisbane. I have never knitted 10 ply to wear in Brisbane but hopefully it will be cool enough for you to wear it heaps as it is too lovely to keep in the cupboard.

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    1. I'll wear it at the ice rink if no where else! Although our winter does get pretty cold in my opinion :) I am such a wuss

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    1. Nah, not clever, knitting is only two stitches and variations of them, not too hard

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  9. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Red is really your color!

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    1. Thanks, red is one of my favourites

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  10. Really pretty! I love this color on you! I'm with you-- seamless knitting is the most fun, for sure!

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    1. Seamless is the best isn't it? Everything should be written that way. I have often wondered on the sew up ones if I could use my machine :)

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  11. Gorgeous! And it looks like it fits you perfectly, look at that waist shaping!

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    1. Thanks, that is not even by trying, I just followed the pattern, hehe

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  12. Your cardigan is so gorgeous, and it is a great colour. Worth 10 months!

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