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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: 25 squares cardigan on: August 30, 2015 10:58:34 PM
Thank you so much everyone.  I had a lot of fun making this. I chose the self-patterning yarn because it emphasised the different squares.
Dorset buttons are an old traditional craft that disappeared when cheap mass-produced buttons became available. They used to be made from slices of ram's horn so I think pvc pipe is a better alternative. It is an easy way to make matching buttons for knitwear.
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / 25 squares cardigan on: August 30, 2015 04:20:12 AM
Our Needlecraft Guild competition this year had the theme of "25" as it was our 25th anniversary.  For my entry in the knitting/crochet class I devised a square that was knitted from the centre out so that it had exactly the same number of stitches on each side and the squares could be grafted together instead of sewn. (I do not like sewing up my knitting.  I always get it wrong and it looks lumpy)

This jacket/coat/cardigan  is made of exactly 25 squares. Here it is modelled by my daughter, although it is way too large for her.

Technical details
The yarn I used was Elle Escapade DK  col. 371 Ginger Glow. I don't think it is available any more.  This yarn is 100 % Acrylic  and the cardigan took 5 x 100g balls.
I used two 4mm circulars needles for each square and I used  a very long one for finishing the edging.

Although I carefully knitted a tension square and calculated all the dimensions it turned out rather larger than I intended.

Here it is laid out flat.

The buttons are Dorset buttons made from slices of pvc pipe, sanded smooth and wrapped with the same yarn as the cardigan.
13  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Blackwork Biscornu on: August 27, 2015 10:47:52 PM
I love blackwork. There are so many fabulous designs.  And I've just finished my first biscornu. For my next one I need to try a blackwork pattern.
14  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Paper Pieced Bee Hexagon Pouch on: August 27, 2015 10:44:23 PM
That bee is gorgeous.  Was it very difficult to put together? I'm not much in to patchwork but I'd love to try something like that.
15  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Rainbow Sashiko! on: August 27, 2015 10:42:58 PM
Very pretty. It would make a lovely little bag, or even the bib of an apron.
16  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Pottery, Ceramics, etc: Completed Projects / Re: Small thrown fluted vase on: August 27, 2015 12:05:36 AM
Beautiful. The rim is so thin and even and I love the glaze you used.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Punkin Head Hat on: August 26, 2015 12:57:20 PM
Lovely. It would also make a great tea cosy.
18  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: Autumn Harvest on: August 26, 2015 02:48:35 AM
Wonderful. The wild maize is particularly impressive.
19  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Cat insects! The Ladycat and Caterpillars on: August 26, 2015 02:47:36 AM
Wonderfully cute.  I thought the thumbnail was an OctoPuss  Wink
I love the Cat- erpillars, but  I think my favourite is the ladybird cat.
20  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Re: Scottish Renaissance Dress on: August 24, 2015 10:54:47 PM
It looks so historically accurate.  I hope you get to wear it again some time.  It is too good to be a one occasion outfit.
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