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Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.


I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!


Thank you for visiting my blog.


Dionne

Friday, 17 March 2017

Two of a Kind

Just a quick post today.

Last summer I knitted quite a few cardigans for my little nieces but I never got the chance to post them.  I thought today might be a good day to share these two with you.  I made them for sisters to wear on a special occasions we all went to last summer.  I wanted them to match but, as the two girls are similar in size, I made them with little differences so they could be told apart at a glance.


The most obvious difference in one is 'V' necked and the other round.  I also made the bottom rib slightly wider in one and, of course, the buttons are differnt.


The pattern is by Sidir 1520 and they are made in 4 ply.

I hope you have a great weekend.


Dionne



6 comments:

  1. Beautiful cardigans and oh my word-4ply must have taken you ages
    Carol x

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    1. Ha ha ha, they did. I had only done about 3 inches of the first one when started to regrete choosing a 4 ply pattern, but the wedding was in August so the girls did not want thick cardies. I was so pleased to see the back of them.

      Have a great weekend.

      Dionne x

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  2. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog-I didn't put more pics because the back of the box was pretty plain and the fat pages in my album I have already shared -so just shared the cover as they were just actually showcasing the metal closures
    carol x x
    Carol x

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  3. Very beautiful Dionne. It looks so soft and plush, and the pattern is gorgeous! Not sure what 4 ply means, but my guess is it means it took a lot of time and effort. Totally worth it, so pretty!! hugs :)

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    1. I think our 4 ply is between American Sport and Fingering yarn, does that make sense? It is pretty fine and thigs take a long time to grow!

      When I was a child my mother use to talk about a shawl a friend of hers made for a baby which could be pulled through a wedding ring - now that is really fine work.

      Dionne xxx

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  4. So beautiful. It looka very soft too. Lucky nieces :)

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Dionne