Heartwarmer

Knit, knit, must learn to knit!  I have been stuck on my Miette cardigan for over 6 months now for a couple of reasons, firstly being that I am such a novice that I am scared of making mistakes as I don’t know how to go backwards without unraveling and second being that I am unsure as to whether it will still work for me as it is so figure hugging.

Heartwarmer

Anyway, Ute posted a photo of a project she was started on instagram and I decided it was just the circuit breaker I needed.  The pattern is a nice transition from scarves, only 1 new stitch type to learn and chunky yarn that I had in my stash waiting to be used.

Heartwarmer

Heartwarmer

Pattern: Bless your heartwarmer (I even put my project up on Ravelry as thisismoonlight.  Woah.)

Yarn:  Spud and Chloe, 2 balls

Needles:  Size 9 circular

Ease:  Stitched up in under 6 hours

See Also: Kristi’s Gretel version for Stylo and watch out for Ute’s adult sized version

Tidbits: I am so excited to have found success I went on to unravel this project and make another one for her cousin (size 12 circulars for the chunkier yarn), and her teddy got the spare yarn!  I used a button to fasten the wrap as I felt the pink was pretty girly already.

Lessons: I was using safety pins for my stitch markers and placing them on the stitch as opposed to in between, as a result the back was all wibbly wobbly and I started again.  Lesson learnt.  Guess no one thinks to tell beginners the really simple stuff.  Stitch markers go in between stitches.  Man some embarrassing lessons the last couple of posts.  Keeping it real.

Also, does anyone have any hints for making the transition to a new ball of yarn less obvious? those few stitches on the front are really bothering me!

Score:  4/5 It’s pink.  She loves it.  Onwards and upwards – next up is a hat that Ute suggested, and then I am going to have to decide what to do with the yarn set aside for the Miette.  Any cardigan/sweater suggestions that you think might suit me are most welcome.  Wish me luck!

Heartwarmer

Heartwarmer