Friday, 13 June 2014

Gramps Cardigan FO......

 

Hello, I hope you've all had a good week, I'm back to show you the Gramps Cardigan that I was knitting for my nephew's first birthday.

Last time I spoke about this, I didn't have too much left to do, I wanted to finish it, ASAP, as it was his birthday the 1st June, not that he noticed that Aunty Deb hadn't bought him a present!!!

I absolutely love the style of it, perfect for a little boy but I did decide not to knit the shawl collar as written in the pattern and just did a V-Neck style cardigan. On Ravelry, I rated this as a medium on the difficulty rating as someone who hasn't done a raglan sleeve before, it wasn't the easiest knit I'd done. The cable pattern was easy enough to do until I had the whole cardigan on my needles, I had two charts to follow but also when you were decreasing both sides of the sleeves, you had to work out yourself the cable stitch pattern, once I did a few rows and knew what I was doing, it did get easier. When I got to the collar and read the pattern, again it didn't look straight forward so I decided to go with a V-Neck cardigan, I'm sure if I'd have given it a go I would have understood it but I just wanted to finish it and give it to him this week and I do like how the V-Neck looks.


I used Drops Merino Extra Fine, a machine washable wool, which is a must for a child's garment. My sister asked for beige so it would go with most things. I ordered the Light Beige Mix, which looked a beautiful soft beige but when it arrived it looked grey to me. It was so different from the colour on the screen that I checked to see if they had sent the right one, it was definitely the one I ordered. My sister was still happy with the colour though, and when I gave it to her on Wednesday she absolutely loved it and he looked so sweet, I'll have to take a photo of him wearing it.

Have a great weekend.

xxxxDebxxxx

 

 

14 comments:

Ladybird Diaries said...

This is gorgeous! Perfect for a wee boy.
Marianne x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh this is beautiful!! And I love that you added a personal label!!!!

Joy said...

Ah, I love this little cardigan Deb - it's so boyish and you've done a wonderful job once again even in the face of (slight?) adversity. Just as well you are an experienced knitter - many would have given up!!! Have a great weekend! xoJoy

Debbie said...

Such a cute cardigan for a boy. Usually I find boy's clothes really boring and samey, but this is fab! x

thesnailgarden said...

So sweet! I bet he will look adorable in it. Best wishes, Pj x

Una said...

That will match well with lots of outfits. The v neck was probably a good decision. Great cardigan.

Jo said...

That is a super boys cardigan. Jo x

Kepanie said...

It's perfect.

Sue said...

The Gramps cardigan looks fantastic. I thought it was grey too but that is perfect for a little boy. I love the v neck collar too.

Amy at love made my home said...

It is beautiful and will be so lovely for a little boy!!! xx

AnnaPrasad said...

It's beautiful. I knitted it recently for my son and I loved the pattern. I like yours in the grey and I love the DROPS Merino Extra Fine. What a gorgeous little cardigan, I bet he will look adorable in it!

Evelyn Hender said...

It's gorgeous, you're making me really want to have a go at making one. I've had the pattern in my library for aaaages. I love the v neck you've done, very smart :)

Ira Huberts said...

That is one gorgeous cardigan Deb, amazing! Lovely colour and pattern, also love your personal label, so pretty! Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Kate Oates said...

I love your color choice and your neckline modifications! Well done!