Miette Cardigan – Done!

Mum taught me to knit when I was a kid.  I knit a bright blue rectangle full of holes.

When I was in high school I knit a few scarves – I did “Craft at Spotlight” for sport one semester and relearned there.  Just garter stitch.

My grandma helped me knit a beanie on double pointed needles when she was on holidays here.

I’d never done a stitch beyond purl and plain.

…Until now.

miette-buttons

I started following sewing blogs and I discovered Ravelry.  I saw the Miette cardigan by Andi Satterlund floating around and just loved it.

In February I was in Hobart, so visited The Stash Cupboard yarn store, where I bought some lovely cotton yarn.  (I’m currently trying to find a similar store on the Gold Coast.  It’s not a happening thing.)

I cast on, knit the first row.  Then the second.  There weren’t enough stitches to finish the second row.  I knit up to the second row about five times, then gave up.

Five months later, I sat down with my knitting reference book and my laptop and worked on those first few rows.  It took about 4 hours to finish the first four rows.  There were so many new-to-me stitches – it took a while to get my head around it.

miette-front

But look at this!

I made it!  It fits!

Oh, the glory!

Also, it goes perfectly with my birdie dress.  I’m so stoked with this!  It’s not perfect, but it’s a cardigan.  With LACE.  And I knit it.miette-cardigan

I really, really loved the process of knitting this.  I love to knit while listening to audio books, lectures or while half-watching movies.  It’s so relaxing!  And it wasn’t as hard as I expected.  I used a LOT of YouTube videos to help me with all the new stitches, plus a really helpful knit-a-long from today’s adgenda.

I’ve actually already started my next Andi Satturland cardigan – I’ve just cast on the Marion sweater in a black merino-alpaca blend.  Loving it!

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