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Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.


I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!


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Dionne

Monday, 30 December 2019

One Last Christmas Present

As the title suggests, this is the last of my knitted Christmas presents, there wasn't time to post these before Christmas.

This is another handmade cardigan, this one is for the youngest member of the family.


The pattern for this cardigan has a very elaborate basket weave design on the top two thirds but I thought that it made the whole thing look very cluttered and just too much for a boy.  So I added a few more parallel lines and left the rest as stocking stitch.

(Sorry, I stood in my own light when I went in for the close up!)

I made the cardigan in cream double knit and the pattern is from the Chevy Collection, number 1376.  I am tempted to just do the basket weave the next time I use this pattern.


Dionne

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cardigan and the pattern is just perfect
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol, I did not notice until after I posted the photo that I should have tugged one side down before taking it, it makes the parellel lines look unalined. Opps.

      Dionne xx

      PS Guess who has picked up the bug?

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  2. Meant to say seeing my card posted I agree with you more pattern on the bottom would have been too much
    Carol x

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    1. Hope you didn't mind me saying. You have a good eye for design and I think your instincts took over on that one.

      Dionne xx

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    2. I didn't mind you saying at all and it would have been too much tbh-Hope you feel better soon this bug is certainly doing the rounds!!!
      Carol x

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