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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Friday 24 March 2017

An Old Fashioned Treat

The weekend is almost here, I really do not know where the weeks go.  In just over a week it will be April and a quarter of 2017 will be behind us, gone forever.

Hands up who had a cardigan like this when they were little?  I certainly did, this is a very similar pattern to the ones my mother and granny made for me.  I made this one for my youngest niece.

The pattern is from UK Hand Knitting Association (UKHKA 6) and is made in 4 ply.  

Other than that, I can think of nothing to say about this project.  Writing about knitted cardigans is certainly a lot quicker than writing about cards and tags.  Nonetheless, I am very grateful that you have taken the time to visit my blog today.

I hope that you have a great weekend.



  1. Beautiful cardigan -I made similar when my daughter was little but Dk never 4ply not that patient lol
    Carol x

    1. Thank you Carol. I much prefer Double Knit but it seems I am a glutton for punishment and I made several cardigans in 4 ply last year but I do not think you will ever catch me using 3 ply. The clothes I have been making for the toys are 4 ply cotton and that is fine enough, they take forever to make.

      Dionne xx


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