~ aina’s cardigan - finished ~

14 December 2008

aina's cardigan

yay, it done! after so many starting over, unknit, and some unfixed botches, the cardigan is finished and ready to wear. it ends up a little too big for aina. so i just tell myself that it just means she can wear it even longer :)

sporting her new cardigan   sporting her new cardigan

i was too lazy to block it. but with the way bamboo falls, it seems that i can get away with it. woohoo! (i hate blocking)


to be honest, there were so many mistakes in this cardigan. i tried to unknit and redo them as much as possible. but there are a few left out, because i found those when it was too late to fix.

in general, though, i’m very happy with the result. it was my first clothing piece i made (besides hats and scarves) and aina likes it. it makes me want to make more!

anyways, if you want to make the same cardigan, the pattern is available for free in ravelry or on Marie Grace website. i use bamboo yarn instead of the suggested cotton yarn, because i like the feel of bamboo. it’s cool enough to wear in Singapore. the pattern is rather easy to follow — even i can follow it! the only complain i have is it does give stitch count often, so it’s kinda easy to end up with too many or not enough stitch.

okay, that’s it for now. i gotta go pack our suitcase since we all are going to fly to Jakarta tomorrow late morning. except koda. see ya!

~ comment (12) ~

Absolutely fantastic work, Thalia! And Aina is such a perfect little model too. I love the color you picked!

linda | 15 December 2008 - 03:44 | reply

yay, thank you! it means a lot coming from you, linda :)

thalia | 31 December 2008 - 11:09 | reply


Rani | 15 December 2008 - 07:42 | reply

thank you, bu :)

thalia | 31 December 2008 - 11:09 | reply

It’s nice, especially because mama made it.
The color is also perfect.

mimi | 15 December 2008 - 07:50 | reply

thanks, ma… hope she likes it :)

thalia | 31 December 2008 - 11:10 | reply

aiiyy.. it’s finished!! lucunyaa aina pake sweater baru..

and it’s absolutely gorgeous! i couldn’t even tell if there’s any mistakes in it..

sLesTa | 15 December 2008 - 11:17 | reply

yes, finally! i was aiming to get it done before the 15th, so that we can bring it on our vacation to jakarta :)

thalia | 31 December 2008 - 11:11 | reply

Hebat euy…I’ve been following your knitting journey and always amaze by it…telaten banget! *8 thumbs up - minjem jempolnya yoel, mika dan pascal*

shine | 28 December 2008 - 06:22 | reply

hahaha, thank you, shine, atas jempol2 sekalian :D yah, namanya juga hobi, hihihi.

thalia | 31 December 2008 - 11:12 | reply

aku fans beratmuuuu.Aaah, keren bgt cardigannya!

nyanya | 10 March 2009 - 01:01 | reply

haha, thank you! suka knitting juga ya? kok ga bilang2??

thalia | 17 March 2009 - 11:05 | reply