Thanks, Jack! This is surprisingly easy for as complicated as it looks.
Aren’t you a proud knitter now? cloud9
Yeah, I’m pretty proud! :yay:
But after all the baby sweaters you’ve done, and all the other super-advanced stuff, it was just an over sight that you hadn’ [I]actually [/I]done a cardigan before! :mrgreen:
Haha! Maybe so, Laura! I’ve actually cast on tried a few, but I got so bored! This one was fun!
Here’s my next cardi!
Pretty pattern, what kind/color yarn?
I’m not sure yet. I was hoping I had some yarn in my stash I could use, but I don’t think I have any DK. :doh: Oh well, have to buy some more! :teehee: And it’ll probably be a cotton blend and maybe a neutral color.
Nice choice for a new cardigan!
I’m wanting to make a classic cardigan, because I just saw a nice DYD by Lucy Neatby with instructions on making “magic buttonholes”. They are beautiful, and I want to try them out.
The DVD was “Finesse Your Knitting”. Very good.
Ohhh I’ve been avoiding sweaters with buttonholes because I’m not happy with any I’ve tried other than the i-cord one I just did. They just never look good to me. I’ve added it to my wishlist! Thanks, Sandy!
I’ve attached a photo I found online that shows her magic buttonhole on a project. Just beautiful!
That is just beautiful Jan!!! I love the colors…:yay:
Sandy, those buttonholes look like they were done on a sewing machine! Beautiful!
Now that’s not a bad idea, use the sewing machine to make button holes That way they will look really professionaly done.
Maybe, but I would never use a sewing machine on my knitting. It just doesn’t feel right to have a hand knit garment and then violate it. It makes it more like store bought and that’s not why I knit. I’m probably the only one who feels that way though.
[SIZE=“1”]Or the only one nutty enough to admit to it in a post; bless your heart.[/SIZE]
Did I type that out loud? :roflhard: [/color]
Yes, yes you did. :teehee: Not wanting to use a machine on my knitting makes me nutty?
Perhaps. Hmm, let me put it this way. :think:
If you found a wonderful Simplicity pattern and the perfect non-knit fabric, would you then hand stitch all the seams? Or might you weave your own fabrics on your own loom?
I use power tools when I work with wood, but the finished project is still hand made.
It is a personal choice and it makes you happy, and for some people :roll: that is a “nutty” reason.
(The :roll: is for those “some people.”)
Or your nutty for admitting that you’re nutty. I mean I’m nutty but I don’t go… oops :oops: :lol:
A sewing machine is fine for non knit fabrics…that’s what it was intended for. I might even use it on a knitted bag, but it bothers me to use it on a knitted garment. If I say it’s hand knit that means the whole thing. But that’s just me obviously in this coversation. I do know others who wouldn’t use a machine on their knitting so I’m not the only one. Somehow it seams like cheating. Nutty or not I’m in good company. :teehee:
I know! But, they are knitted in. It’s a time-consuming process, but the end result is perfect. I’ve noticed that most of Lucy Neatby’s procedures are time-consuming, but they all turn out perfect. So, it’s worth the effort in the end.
You are not nutty, Jan. I feel the same way. I also quilt and I refuse to use a sewing machine…it does feel like cheating.