The last FO of the year! Lorem Ipsum cardigan


You may or may not have heard my endless whining about knitting this cardigan. I managed to make all the rookie mistakes but somehow still kept myself motivated just enough to get this thing done.

Pattern: Lorem Ipsum by Jennifer Dassau
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Fresco Y Seco

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So this is the third version I knit. The first one was in the wrong size and was ripped. I was SO excited when the second version seemed to be in my size, but I got totally deceived how similar my different skeins were. When I nearly finished the body and had to switch to the second skein, the transition looked horrible and so, so obvious. The whole thing was ripped again and for the next version I got the size right and alternated my skeins to prevent any horrible transitions. And right when I thought it was done it turned out I had bought 13 buttons for a cardigan with 14 buttonholes. Let’s just say counting anything above 10 is difficult, so not my fault at all.

Well I’m glad I stuck with this thing, it fits, the colours work out, and most importantly IT’S DONE! And right at the edge of 2015.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!

17 thoughts on “The last FO of the year! Lorem Ipsum cardigan

  1. It’s absolutely gorgeous! Love , love, love the fit! It is always so worth it to admit your own mistakes and start all over again! Kudos to you for persistence! Happy New Year!

  2. Happy new year!

    This is such a pretty cardigan and it is good to see you have made it just in time before the start of 2016. The colour is lovely, too. Well done! Three time’s the charm.

  3. It’s so beautiful! I know it gave you trouble along the way, but this is such a great finished project 🙂 It looks like it fits you great, I love the color, and those buttons are perfect! Well done!

  4. Looks really stunning. I love the colour and it flatters you. That’s the problem I had with my dotted shawl. The transition is just so obvious between the skeins but I thought since mine was a shawl it might not be noticeable when I wear it.

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