Saturday, July 9, 2011

'Big Knit'

I've had the Kerrera pattern and the 8 skeins of Malabrigo that it needed set aside for quite some time now...

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I just love Gudrun Johnston's designs and this was going to be my 'Big Knit' for Winter.....
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I oohh-ed and ahhh-ed over it many a nights and now with the help of my Mum and her super fast knitting hands this 'epic' knit (you're so right Caz!!) is finally finished......

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I love the fluffy look of the Malabrigo Worsted and the patch like packets on the front. The double garter stitch border is also a favourite feature of mine and the reverse knit stitch panels at the top of this cardigan really set it off....

I can already see myself spending many a chill-y days (and nights) snuggled up in my new favourite cardi....

Ohhhh yeah, did you happen to notice my brooch???? mum 6

It's the work of an awesome designer from Strawberry Hills - NSW. I love her quirky style and couldn't help but buy 4 brooches last week when she had her $10 brooch sale...

16 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous cardi Jodie!

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  2. What I love from the description of the pattern, is that there were so many interesting components to knit which keeps a knitter interested on the big projects. LOL
    The scarf looks very effective with the cardi too and has made me fall in love with it all over again.

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  3. I have just started an 'epic' knit this week. I wish I had access to super fast knitting hands!

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  4. Isnt Gudrun an awesome designer. Your cardigan looks fabulous Jodie. What a cool little brooch too, might pop over and have a look!

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  5. Just love your new cardi with matching brooch.

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  6. Its fabulous! Your lucky to have a mother who can knit super fast, my cardigan too me so long..

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  7. Love this one Jodie, especially those lovely big pockets.

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  8. Hi Jodie,
    I just adore your new cardi. I went over to the ravelry page and looked at all the pics of this beautiful sweater. I even popped over to the YouTube video that shows how to do the double garter stitch. So interesting. Oh, and did I mention the pockets? I'm over the moon for them. This sweater looks like a treasured piece that is destined to be a heirloom.

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  9. Just perfect!
    Beautiful cardi...beautiful scarf... But I can,t keep my eyes off your beautiful earrings!! Where did you get them??

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  10. Ahh, so gorgeous!
    I am making this too, got the yarn ready to go. Just need to finish these umpteen kids knits!

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  11. Oh that looks so warm and cosy! Love it with your special scarf too!! That is a cute brooch.

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  12. Lovely sweater Jodie, I think I will have to look that one up :-) I have a similar one by Berroco and the yarn in my stash just waiting for me to make it....I like the fastenings on yours better. Maybe a hybrid :-)

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  13. hey, the epic cardi came off the needles last night and buttons sewed on this morning - i have been wearing it all day - even when I got a little bit hot!! 5 weeks of knitting - it seemed like sooo much longer - and I am alreay looking for my next project. now that's love!

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colour. You will be nice and warm in your new cardigan Jodie and look very stylish too. xo

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