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The Dollar and a half cardi is finished and drying.

Closeup of the buttons:

I probably won’t have modeled pics before tomorrow, as it’s taking longer to dry now that all the pieces are together.   I think the first picture gives you some idea of how gargantuan the sleeves are.  I don’t think they’re supposed to be drop shoulders, but they are on me! Ah well… live an learn, right?  It’s still a cute sweater, just not exactly the way I wanted it.

Sometimes I get very tired of having to change knitting patterns to make them smaller (designers?  A size 34 is not an XS) although I will admit it has made me a better knitter.   I can change top down patterns in a jiffy, but I still have some fears with sweaters made in pieces.

I have been bitten by the ripple bug.  Now I simply must make my very own ripple blanket… but in what yarns?  It must be machine washable, but I do not like the colors of most acrylics.  Hmm… have to think about this one.

5 thoughts on “Done

  1. Your sweater looks great! I look forward to seeing a modeled picture. I too am rippling. I haven’t officially joined the Ripple Along, but I ordered the 200 Ripple Stitch book, and bought the yarn. I’m doing shades of blue with some cream in Patons Satin for a new nephew who is yet to be born. I need it to be really washable! Look forward to seeing which pattern/yarn you choose.

  2. Love the colour you chose. Looking forward to seeing it modeled. I understand the sizing issues… usually if the pattern isn’t in the 32 then I won’t look at it twice. Maybe I should try to do the math myself.

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