Thursday, 16 April 2015

The pink aran cardigan of doom!

It looks so innocent, doesn't it?

A pretty little aran cardigan, not a terribly complex design, not even very large.  But oh my, it has been a nightmare to knit.  Why?  Because I used 2 strands of 4 ply rather than aran weight yarn; I am stash busting and I have rather a lot of sock yarn in my stash.  It's a very pretty colour, but not soft enough to make 4 ply baby clothes or blankets, so my brainwave was to double it up and make child sized cardigans.  But somehow having 2 strands per stitch made me throw a wobbly when it came to cabling.  And each knit row involved the use of a cable needle at least once, often 3 times per row.  So it was knit a few rows, frog a few rows, knit a few more rows, frog them again.....are you getting the picture?  To cap it all, I still have 5 balls of this yarn left.  I see a succession of simple aran hats coming off the production line when I can face it again.

My next project is going to be a log cabin blanket - surely even I can manage knit stitch without making too many errors?


  1. Well even though it was such a nightmare to make it's turned out lovely Barbara, you were very brave to attempt cables with a double strand of 4ply. I think I would be sticking to simple things. Looking forward to seeing your blanket. :) xx

    1. Thank you Linda, yes I'm pleased with how it looks but I will be looking for something much simpler to make with the rest of the yarn!


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