My FIRST Knitted Cardigan!

I’ve done it! I’ve knitted fearlessly and conquered my aprehension of knitting my own garment. I was worried it wouldn’t fit, I’ll make a mistake and won’t want to wear it, the colour might be all wrong for my skin tone and the pessimism goes on. Well, I did make mistakes but I’ve managed to hide them and I’ve worn my cardigan out!

I know I don’t look very thrilled in the photo but I did alot of driving today which I’m not used to and the wind was icy cold! I’m grinning on the inside. Heeee… 😀
February Lady Sweater
February Lady Sweater
‘February Lady Sweater’ Free Knitting Pattern

Just take a look at the pretty lacework. It was easy (didn’t even need a lifeline) and the cardigan knitted up quickly. It took me only 3 weeks and I only knitted about 5 hours a week!
February Lady Sweater

And I found the most perfect buttons for this too. They look like chocolate eclairs on a sea of strawberry sauce.
February Lady Sweater
Details on Ravelry

I’m thrilled with the results that I’m really looking forward to my next knitted wear. I’ve ordered more Malabrigo yarn and I can’t wait to get started on the most gorgeous looking jacket in the world – Sylvi.

This is the most lovely project I’ve ever knitted. The yarn is soft, the colour perfect for me and I just love the lace on it. Don’t you agree, Musings of a Fat Chick? She is giving away lovely stitchmarkers on her blog. Check her website out!


31 Responses to “My FIRST Knitted Cardigan!”

  1. Oiyi says:

    Congrats! It looks fabulous! I am still working on my first adult sized garment.

  2. Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma says:

    You’ve done a beautiful job and it looks lovely on you! I adore the color too. I think I’m going to have to make one myself. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Nettie says:

    What a great job! For a first sweater you’ve done an unbelievable job. You look great in it too.

  4. Salihan says:

    Thank you everyone! 😀

  5. Lenny says:

    Great job An! Very pretty piece!!!

  6. Sandra says:

    Absolutely beautiful piece. Well done Han! Another thing I have been observing, you are looking more and more beautiful as each day passes by. Have you noticed that. I did.
    Have a great week ahead,

  7. Salihan says:

    Awww thank you so much Sandra. I will remember that compliment when I’m being self-critical. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend!

  8. MelB says:

    Wow what a fantastic sweater- great job! I’m feeling a bit inspired after seeing how beautiful it is on you! What yarn by the way?

  9. Salihan says:

    Mmmmalabrigo Worsted, Mel… only used a little bit more than 3 skeins! Such good yardage for the price. This colour is American Beauty.

  10. JL says:

    i love it. you did a great job, well done…..jackie

    P/s can i have some of the yummy looking candy please ?

  11. Salihan says:

    Thanks Jackie. Of course you can have the candy. But you may loose a tooth or two though. 😉

  12. Kukka-75 says:

    Wow! Looks fantastic! Very nice color, too.

  13. Salihan says:

    Thank you! 😀

  14. Sandra says:

    Han, Tulis lah, dah dekat satu bulan hang tak tulis. Missing yr posts. Take care,

  15. Salihan says:

    Hi Sandra! I really do want to write but I don’t have time YET. Last day of school on Friday then I’ll have a verbal diarrhoea when I start posting again!

  16. Salihan says:

    Thanks Shannon!

  17. FatChick says:

    That is a fantastic pattern and a great color! Your cardigan is beautiful!!!

    FatChick’s last blog post..GIVEAWAY: Looooverly Stitch Markers

  18. FatChick says:

    And many thanks for entering my contest!

    FatChick’s last blog post..GIVEAWAY: Looooverly Stitch Markers

  19. Salihan says:

    Thanks for linking back to my blog, FatChick!

  20. Megan says:

    I would love to make this!
    But, I’ve never used circular needles, or dpn’s.
    Are they quite easy to use?
    Im looking into investing in circular needles anyway, just because alot of beanie patterns use them.


    Megan’s last blog post..Happy Valentines day 🙂

  21. Salihan says:

    DPNs and circulars are easy to use. I love KnitPicks Interchangeable Options needles. I bought them at Tapestry Craft. has videos on how to knit circularly and you can also learn to magic loop and not have to even use DPNs. Really easy. Give it a go.

    Are you on Ravelry yet?

  22. Megan says:

    Yea, I’m on ravelry. So you can use circular needles instead of dpns? Does that work on all patterns?
    That would make it alot easier!

    Megan’s last blog post..Happy Valentines day 🙂

  23. Salihan says:

    Yip. As far as I know, you can use one circular on all patterns – for both flat and circular knitting of various sizes. Add me to Ravelry. My username is Salihan.

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  25. vanessa says:

    Ow, I love this cardigan!!! And thanks for the link, I’ll check it out!!!

  26. Meg McG says:

    Malabrigo is one of the softest yarns ever. Its so squishy and yummy! Very pretty cardigan!

  27. Michelle says:

    Beautiful sweater, I love the button choice!

  28. Margaret says:

    I love this, it looks great on you too. You did such an awesome job for your first sweater, I’m so jealous. I am looking forward to knitting this up, but I’ve got to finish my Tree Jacket first. Looking forward to your next project!!
    .-= Margaret´s last blog ..Death to ARWEN!!!!! =-.

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