Friday, 5 August 2011

FO - Maggie

I must apologise for my absence, things have been pretty busy round here leaving little time for blogging, I wish I could say I've been on some wonderfully exciting holiday but alas I haven't.

I do however have something to share. I finally finished my Maggie or as I think I shared that information previously I finally took some pictures of it! They're not the greatest pictures but here we go.

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Finally a really not very good or flattering picture of me wearing it...I need to send Mr.NM on a photography course, he's worse than me! I think my silly red slippers really set off the pretty, girly cardigan!

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I do love the cardigan though. As annoying as all the picots were it was a well written pattern and the fit is great. The sleeves are probably a tad shorter than my general preference but I do have monkey arms and when I wear sleeves at the length I like I ruin them by playing with and pulling on them anyway so just at wrist length was probably the way to go! The buttons are from John Lewis and were 25p each, slightly less bargainous than I'd hoped button wise as I tried raiding my mum's button tin and found nothing so had to buy some. Still I like them and I think they go well with the cardigan.

Knitting notes for anyone who doesn't use Ravelry (seriously, why not?!)
Pattern: Maggie by Kim Hargreaves from Precious
Yarn: Rowan Luxury Cotton DK (a cotton and rayon blend with a bit of silk, now discontinued, a bargain from Kemps) I think I used 11 balls or just over
Needles: 3.75mm for the edging 4mm for the body
Mods: None
What I love about it: it fits me really well, the photo may not show it but I do find it quite flattering worn with the right outfit
What I hate about it: nothing really but the picots got old really quickly! The yarn was also splitty as anything, I'm really not sold on knitting with cotton.

I've got myself as starting on 22nd April and finishing (including sewing on buttons and weaving in ends) on 14th July but I didn't really knit on it late May/early June in favour of some other knitting, I forget what. The actual knitting on this was pretty quick if only I were more loyal to my projects!

I have another FO just waiting to be photographed, I'll try not to take three weeks to do so this time!


  1. I love it- it's a cute pattern (I don't think I've seen that before), it fits well, and it's a good color on you. Picot bind-offs can be such a pain, but they can be worth the effort, too!

  2. This is really cute and looks great on! Love the colour too!

  3. Oh she's very lovely - though your photographer and my photographer have a lot in common :)

  4. Oh yes, the red slippers are a very nice touch. Nice cardi though!

  5. The cardi is so cute. It looks stunning on and compliments the red slippers LOL! Will come back next week to see the next FO

  6. I love the shape of this, just been to take a look at all the other versions on Ravelry. Pretty colour too - I bet you will wear it loads!

  7. That is lovely. I imagine you'll get lots of wear out of that. Have you thought of doing a photo on a timer. That's what I do. Before I got a tripod I used to stack up coffee tables and use that as a base, set the timer and run!

  8. aww this is super cute, nice photo, that wall looks mighty familiar, we lived in a place with walls like that back in 2006 wonder if its the same place lol

  9. It's fabulous! Great job ... I love how ruffly it is!

  10. That looks so cute on you, I really love the way the texture is different at the bottom and (combined with the shape) creates sort of a...mermaid tail/ruffle effect.

  11. How lovely. It looks great on you.

  12. So gorgeous, looks great on you and I think the slippers really make the outfit work ;)

  13. It looks brilliant. And if it looks that good with slippers just imagine how amazing it will be with, erm, real shoes!