Just when you thought it was all over ……
Following on from my previous granny square cardigan – I’ve made another based on the pattern below, this time it was a childs size 24 inch chest.
Original pattern, Granny cardigan by Yarnartist
This time I used Knitcol trends – 052 by Adriafi which was purchased om my trip to bath a few weeks ago.
~the cardi took just under 3 balls on a 5mm crochet hook, the wool is just shy of being Aran weight – ball label tension is 16 st x 22 rows.
I’ve been looking around for a very simple pattern for our new crocheters for their second workshop (after just mastering the basics in their Learn to crochet workshop). This will help us explain the construction of a garment and its associated pattern terms.
After rummaging through load of patterns and books I found an old pamphlet from 1972 in my stash of old and vintage patterns. The booklet is by a company called Chadds, of which, I’ve never heard of. I had to guess amount of yarn as I had no idea how long the balls of Chadds Baby quickernit were or even the weight of the balls. As it took 5 balls I assume they were 25g ball size. I had a rummage in my stash and came up with 1 full ball and 2 lightly used balls of 50g twilleys dk cotton. I managed to get the cardigan out of the balls but it was a close run thing. Why do I crochet/knit quicker when I’m running out of wool!!
The cardigan is crocheted in trebles throughout and is made in one piece starting bottom back up to the shoulders and then down to the bottom of the fronts.
I edged the cardigan in a contrast dark lavender colour. Cardigan still needs pressing but you can see whats its going to look like when finished.