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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Simple Cable Cardigan Pattern For Sale

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I designed this cardigan because I wanted to try to make cable motifs. Since I didn't want to overwhelm myself, I just added cable motifs in the neck, sleeve and waist, just enough to accentuate this cardigan.

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I love the result and I always like the versatility of cardigans. I can always wear a good cardigan when I go out at night or out shopping in a fully airconditioner departmental store.

Sizes: See measurement table. The sizing of the sweater is easy to customize. I’ve included sizing guidelines, but keep in mind that you can control the size. I also included tips how to make it fit to your own measurement. Since this is knitted from top down, you can try it as you go!

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Needle: 3.25 mm (size 3) and 3.50 (size 4) 80 cm long circular needle for Sport weight and 3.5 mm (size 4) and 3.75 mm (size 5) 80 cm long circular needle for DK.

Yarn: Sport or DK Weight

Yarn requirement:
Sport Weight: XS: 900 meter, S: 1000 meter, M: 1100 meter, L: 1200 meter, XL: 1300 meter, XXL: 1400 meter, XXXL: 1500 meter
DK Weight: XS: 750 meter, S: 800 meter, M: 880 meter, L: 960 meter, XL: 1040 meter, XXL: 1120 meter, XXXL: 1200 meter

Notion: Tapestry needle, buttons (15 pcs), marker, scrap yarn

Gauge:
Sport Weight: 25 sts and 30 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.5 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.
Double Knit Weight: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch (St st) using 3.75 mm needle or adjust the needle size to get gauge.

Difficulty: Intermediate

All about this project in my blog

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

FO: Simple Cable Cardigan

After long overdue, finally I can show you Simple Cable Cardigan. This was my first cable experience, therefore I didn’t want to overdo it. I just add the cable on the neck, waist and sleeve. I had fun doing it. It was very easy and simple, hence the name.

As you can see, I finished it on March, but at that time I was heavily pregnant and was not able to model this cardigan. That is why I had to wait until now.

I love the yarn, it’s very soft and silky since it is 50% cotton, 35% viscose and 15% silk. As usual, I split the yarn to make it sport weight. If I am not wrong, it has 12 ply. I used 8 ply to make it sport weight.


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Pattern: Simple Cable Cardigan
Source: Here
Materials: Debbie Bliss Cathay. Color: 12025 Beige. Dye Lot # 90. Qty: 6 x 50 gram
Needles: Addi Metal Circular Needle 3.50 mm
Cost: Yarn USD 23.94,-
Start Date: 22 February 2008
Finish Date: 30 March 2008
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Friday, July 25, 2008

The beginning of New Blanket


Started this blanket on 8 July. I have to make 225 squares, and so far I only managed to make 45 squares. I can only make about 2 square per day, so it will take me about 4 months to finish it.

This was made from 2 strands of Canon thread that I ordered from Mimi. I ordered about 50 balls and it looks like that I will need some more.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Fiori: 2 Months Old


She is 5.5 kg. Only 0.2 kg lighter than Lauri when she was 2 months old. She can smile and "talk" to me.

For comparison, I dug Lauri old photo. This is Lauri when she was 2 months old. They still look alike, but Lauri had bigger eyes.

Wholesale Order

Last month, somebody convo me in Etsy. She asked whether I was interested in selling my patterns wholesale, as she was going to open a yarn shop. Well, I had never wholesale my pattern before. Thus, this was an interesting offer.



After looking through all discussions about selling pattern wholesale in Ravelry, I agreed to sell the pattern half price with minimum 5 copies per pattern, but they had to bear the shipping cost. Actually, selling pattern wholesale is a troublesome, since I had to do all the printing and so on. However, the thought of LYS carries my pattern excited me.

Anyway, after calculating all the cost, I didn’t have much profit left. Not to mention that the actual shipping cost was higher than my quotation.

Still, this was a good experience for me.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Open Another Blog?

I was thinking to open another blog to blog about Lauri and Fiori. So I can dedicate this one only to blog about my knitting and crocheting. I am not sure whether I want to use Blogger again or to use Wordpress. I saw a lot of nice Wordpress blogs that made me drool. Look at this wordpress themes site that I found. So many choices that made me drool and think to change this blog theme.

For the new blog, I am thinking to use this tick-tock-tack theme, but I don’t like colored background. I prefer plain white. I think I will browse somemore.

I also read a lot of good review in Ravelry about Wordpress. The only problem is that I am so familiar with Blogger already and if I use Wordpress, I have to learn again how to post, how to change the layout and so on.

Friday, July 11, 2008

FO: Fiori Blouse

As I mentioned in my previous post, I want to make another blanket. I want to make blanket that is big enough for me to use. Probably like queen sized blanket. I already ordered the thread (yes, this time I want to make blanket using double strand thread).

While waiting for the order to come, I started to knit blouse for Fiori. It was a small project that won’t be long to finish. The yarn that I used is the yarn that I complained to bleed a lot last time. However, since I already solved that problem, I decided to use it.




Pattern: Fiori Blouse
Source: None
Materials: Naturalee (All Natural Dyes)
Color: Dusty Rose #213. Dye Lot: 8139. Qty: 1 x 50 gram
Needles: Addi Metal Circular Needle 3.25 mm
Start Date: 2 June 2008
Finish Date: 15 June 2008