Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sirdar Denim Ultra Chunky Cardigan Coat

Here is Hannah in her first major knitted project. Hannah has previously made a few scarves and some doll's clothes, but this coat includes her first ribbing, her first shaping, and her first real garment. Hannah is 14 years old, so I can see many more beautiful knitted clothes ahead.

The cardigan coat is knitted from Sirdar Ultra Denim, which is a wool/cotton/acrylic blend, just the right weight for a Queensland coat. It knits up quickly on size 10mm needles.
Hannah adapted a now out of print pattern (with some help from her mother) to make this cardigan. She took around 6 weeks to finish the cardigan, using 9 x 100g balls of yarn.