Knit Two

Back at the beginning of May this year I told you I was having a knitfest and, in a reckless show of enthusiasm, showed you lots of things that were on my needles or just about to be.

There was the fisherman’s rib (😱) jumper which I finished under duress and showed you in a previous post, a blanket with squares knitted using various methods such as mosaic and cable which is still ‘on the go’, a jumper with a star in relief on the front which is knitted but not yet sewn up andΒ  a boxy, oversized cardigan which – tadah – I finished the other day.

As promised by the pattern, worn here by its beautiful, delicate looking, teensy tiny designer, (Stephanie Jessica Lau), the Midtown Cardigan is indeed, oversized, relaxed and slouchy………

……..and worn here by me.

Being garter stitch it was perfect T.V./Netflix/Craft group knitting but every glitch in the stitches shows up in a rather unforgiving fashion

You can tell from the side and back views just how generously proportioned it is.

Dwindling from incredibly broad shoulders into teeny ankles – a feat achieved by a 5’3″ woman being photographed by a 6’4″ husband who forget to crouch down a bit.

Do you like our Japanese anemones by the way?

To ‘make it mine’ I made a couple of Dorset Buttons with the same yarn (King Cole’s Luxury Merino DK) and attached them to the pockets.

All in all, it came out as I expected and it is very warm and cosy and will come in very handy with the cooler days inevitably on their way.

I imagine it will be the star jumper I’ll be showing you next even though I keep putting off sewing up the seams – which is odd for somebody who does more sewing than knitting.

The blanket is still some way off.


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  1. #1 by nanacathy2 on September 22, 2021 - 12:01

    It’s just lovely. Love the additional dorset buttons, most apt. No button band either, Great idea. Love the floral display too.

    • #2 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:47

      Thank you Cathy xx

  2. #3 by claire93 on September 22, 2021 - 12:03

    looks lovely and comfortable and good idea with the Dorset buttons!

    • #4 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:48

      Well, I thought I’d make them while I can still remember what I learnt in the class.

  3. #5 by Wild Daffodil on September 22, 2021 - 12:08

    Looks so cosy! Love the addition of the Dorset Buttons.
    That is an amazing bed of Japanese Anemones – clever backdrop.

    • #6 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:50

      I’ve been looking for an excuse to make a couple more buttons and use the rings I’d bought at the class.
      We have hundreds of those Japanese Anemones – the previous owner went mad with them. The ones in the photo are just inside the double gates onto the driveway and there are loads more in the beds in front of the house. They bloom prolifically and for ages but I think we’ll thin them out a bit when they’ve finished this time as they are swamping everything else.

  4. #7 by Nice Piece of Work on September 22, 2021 - 15:08

    No-one likes sewing seams. You’ll have to promise yourself a treat for when you’ve done them. The boxy cardigan is really gorgeous and a fabulous colour. I’m guessing you’re going to get an awful lot of wear out of it come winter….

    • #8 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:51

      Thank you – I think I will get a lot of wear out of it as it’s so easy to slip on and lounge around in.

  5. #9 by Laurie Graves on September 22, 2021 - 15:39

    LOVE that cardigan, or sweater as we would also call it here. πŸ˜‰

    • #10 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:52

      Thank you Laurie. I thought a ‘sweater’ would only describe something that didn’t button up – like a ‘jumper’ 😁

      • #11 by Laurie Graves on September 22, 2021 - 17:42

        Yes, but we often use cardigan and sweater interchangeably.

  6. #12 by katechiconi on September 22, 2021 - 15:44

    It’s a cute and comfy looking cardigan, lovely and slouchy without being saggy and baggy. The buttons really are the finishing touch and make it totally unique. Sending gentle encouragement rather than persistent nagging, since I feel the latter is a bit self-defeating. I want to see this star thingy!

    • #13 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:55

      I must get the star thingy out and put it somewhere in plain sight so that I don’t forget about it – but not for so long that it becomes part of the scenery and invisible. You know what I mean I’m sure.

      • #14 by katechiconi on September 22, 2021 - 21:45

        I absolutely do. My Anemone quilt is waiting for me to start hand quilting it, and it has slowly faded into the background.….

  7. #15 by CurlsnSkirls on September 22, 2021 - 16:04

    Lovely! Kudos!! Congratulations!!!
    Massive amount of knitting for a stunning cardi + buttons. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    (Points for the gard’ner’s background, but not the photographer this time. πŸ₯΄)

    • #16 by tialys on September 22, 2021 - 16:55

      Thanks Del. I’ll make sure he hunkers down next time – or I’ll stand on a box.

  8. #18 by Carol on September 22, 2021 - 17:21

    Gorgeous cardigan, with the most Fabulous buttons, really unique and individual. Love it. Cee.Bees xx

  9. #20 by magpiesue on September 22, 2021 - 22:25

    It does indeed look comfy and perfect for the cooler weather on the way. Personally, the buttons are my favorite feature. 😁 What is it about knitters, I wonder, that they don’t enjoy or can’t be bothered to sew up seams?

    • #21 by tialys on September 25, 2021 - 10:42

      I know – it’s a weird thing isn’t it. I have no problem sewing up a fabric seam but a knitted one is different. Also, not all knitters are sewers – my Mum ruined loads of her knitted items with cack handed sewing or just left the finished knitted pieces languishing in a bag somewhere, never to be completed.

  10. #22 by tinaor on September 23, 2021 - 13:24

    Loving the buttons!

    • #23 by tialys on September 24, 2021 - 09:38

      Thank you, I’m not an expert button maker but I think they make a nice finishing touch.

  11. #24 by cedar51 on September 24, 2021 - 05:04

    Love everything about it…

  12. #26 by Creatieve Creaties on September 24, 2021 - 06:08

    I love that cardigan! It’s been on my project list for so long. Hopefully next year I’ll get a chance to start on it too 😍
    Yours turned out very lovely πŸ₯°πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ƒ

    • #27 by tialys on September 25, 2021 - 10:30

      Thank you. It’s an easy make really and, even though I felt as if it was going on forever from time to time, I think that’s only because it’s all one stitch and, eventually, you realise it’s actually a pretty quick make.

      • #28 by Creatieve Creaties on October 1, 2021 - 09:07

        Sounds good! I can understand it might feel a bit boring at times, with only 1 stitch. But then again, it’s also nice to have a no-brainer project on the needles ;D haha

      • #29 by tialys on October 6, 2021 - 14:09

        Exactly. Netflix knitting I call it.

  13. #30 by kathyreeves on September 24, 2021 - 15:53

    Perfect for fall Lyn! You look fabulous in that color!

    • #31 by tialys on September 25, 2021 - 10:28

      Thank you Kathy. I only discovered a year or so ago that the colour suited me – I think as I have ‘autumn colouring’ – so have bought a few things in mustard/gold shades which was easy as it happens to be ‘on trend’ at the moment anyway. I still have a wardrobe full of blues though!

  14. #32 by Susan Nixon on September 24, 2021 - 19:22

    You are working through your projects and this looks so warm and cozy. I’m not quite ready for that, but the nights are definitely getting cool enough here in east Tennessee!

    • #33 by tialys on September 25, 2021 - 10:25

      I haven’t actually worn it yet(apart from for the photos) but it won’t be long – the nights are drawing in rather quickly now.

  15. #34 by dawne on September 24, 2021 - 20:43

    The sweater looks better on you than it does on the designer.

    • #35 by tialys on September 25, 2021 - 10:25

      I might not agree but that’s very sweet of you to say so anyway.

  16. #36 by craftycreeky on September 26, 2021 - 21:32

    It’s lovely, especially with your button detail.

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