Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bomber Cardi

15 balls of elann's Den-M-Nit in ecru can make one of these...

The "Bomber" cardi found in Rowan's Denim People by Kim Hargreaves.

I made this cardigan for my lovely sister for her birthday. It was the first knit I have made after about a 6 year break. I had forgotten how theraputic knitting is. I'm in love again.

Elann's substitute yarn worked wonderfully and I got perfect guage which is always encouraging. I washed, dried and blocked this knit and I am so pleased with the results. I was only taught how to knit on a pair of mittens before I moved away from my teacher, so I learned the rest on my own. I didn't know about blocking back then but I see how it really can make the difference between a "homemade" sweater and a "hand-crafted" sweater. So, it's a success. My sister has already worn it and she says it's a good fit.

Next post I'll show you something I made for my niece (my sister's daughter) once again featuring Den-M-Nit in Navy.


Brian said...

Beautiful work. How long did it take you to complete this particular piece?

Janette said...

The Bomber cardi turned out beautifully. I've been looking for a substitute yarn, so pleased to know the Elann yarn worked well.