FO: Marina’s Garter Cardi

Wasn’t this a quick one?

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Marina’s cardi is finished and already at its recipient 🙂

On Saturday, I found out that a colleague of mine was called on a business trip to my friend’s town on Tuesday. 
It was the perfect opportunity to send her my gift along with some other goodies 😉

By that time, I was about to finish the back of the cardigan.
Time was limited but fortunately I had two days off work to focus on my knitting.

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As you see the structure is very simple.
Plus knitting on needles size 10 helped the whole garment to fly off my hands quickly.

Seaming was the most time consuming part.

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The sleeves were seamed before the shoulder shaping.
This makes the cardigan slouchy but not boxy.

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On my first Garter Cardi I seamed the sleeve into a tube and then attached it to the body.
This time I seamed it flat and it was so much easier!

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Then I folded the whole cardigan to seam the sides using the mattress stitch.
I saved hours this way.

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Of course there was no time for blocking but the cardigan grows in length by wearing it.
Mine wasn’t blocked and you can see how the garter stitch grew.

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Marina really really liked it and that made me feel such a happy knitter 🙂

It was a bit tight on her because she has put on some weight but she will sure wear it a lot after she gives birth.

My ravelry notes are on your disposal along with my help if you want to knit your own Garter Cardi.
I would love to write a pattern out of it but, let’s be realistic, I’ll never find enough time.
One day maybe….

Joining Yarn Along and Frontier Dreams.

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18 thoughts on “FO: Marina’s Garter Cardi

  1. Μπράβο σου Ζέτα μου!! Ζεστό και άνετο!! Θα το ευχαριστηθεί στα σίγουρα!!
    Φιλάκια πολλά και καλή Σαρακοστή να χεις!! 🙂

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