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Primary Coloured Cardigan

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

While I’ve been sewing loads of projects, I’ve been knitting a brightly coloured v neck cardigan which seems to have taken two life times to finish. I have done it but I need to attach the buttons I bought this week.

As most of you know, I don’t do bright colours at all (besides red) for some reason, I saw this yarn and wanted to  make something cool with it. I wasn’t sure I’d like it or if I’d end up wearing it, well I thought there’s no harm in having one colourful cardigan. PlusI invested so much time into it I grew to like it.

Here I wore it with my Drape Drape dress, it matches the blue in this cardigan!

I like how light weight it is and it effortlessly brightens up all the black outfits I have, I can take it off and look moody again, which is great. I got buttons to match each colour (I had to repeat some) which it a cute touch, it saves me deciding which colour to pick.

This will match with most of my wardrobe as 1) it’s mostly black; 2) I have a few red and blue items and 3) it’s cute and unusual.

I have most of a 100gm ball left so I thought mittens could be my next knitting project. I want to make a crew neck version of this in a purple and green yarn similar to this, it looks like punk so I want it!

More crafting to come!

Montana

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Baby Bambina Cardigan

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2014 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

A client requested that I knit a cardigan as a gift for a friend at her work place as she was going on maternity leave. She liked the pattern I used for her niece so I went with that one. In the photo below I knitted all the main pieces.

This is a true likeness of the colour

This is a true likeness of the colour

I ran out of the original, darker yarn I used so I tried merging it with the yarn you see above (which is called Teddy Bella Bambina, hence the post title), the client didn’t like that. I ended up knitting some pieces twice, it looks nicer this way. Cardy Front   I like looking at the cinched in waist, it’s cute and girly especially with this colour. Cardy Back   Below is a photo of the slip stitch detail on the top half of this cardigan. This is my second time knitting this and I’m pleased that I remember the pattern after a few goes, so I was quicker at making it this time around. Front close Up   I think the simple design of the buttons finish it off nicely, they’re not too bold but they don’t get lost in the colour. I think that’s a nice balance. I have a lot of this yarn left over so I’m thinking about making a pair of mittens ready for winter or rainy summer days. Montana

Rainbow Arms

Posted in Cardigan/Jumpers, Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I knitted myself a cute cardigan with quarter length sleeves. I know, “what’s the point in having short sleeves on a cardigan?”. It’s cute that’s why, your opinion is invalid!

I got the pattern from the same book I knitted this, it’s the fourth picture on the book. I wanted something really different and no one would have, so I made contrast sleeves and borders.

Photo time!

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Close up on the neckline

Close up on the neckline

Flared sleeve detail

Flared sleeve detail

Flared side detail

Flared side detail

I want to knit a cape at some point but I have quite a bit of sewing to do.

Montana

Grey Haired Cardigan

Posted in Knitting, Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I was given the task to knit I fine, mohair type cardigan for my mom as she was having a bit of trouble with it.

I’m working on the borders now but I have photos of the pieces sown together.

FYI: I named it the Grey Haired Cardigan because I think it looks like grey hairs… simplez.

No button here, a knitted flower comes with this. Or I could use a brooch.

No button here, a knitted flower comes with this. Or I could use a brooch.

This pattern comes with long sleeves.

This pattern comes with long sleeves.

Raglan sleeves! I like making these.

Raglan sleeves! I like making these.

To knit in this hot weather is new for me but I find it calming, especially when I can’t sleep.

Until next time craft fans!

Montana

 

Acid Spring Top

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I decided to do a quick knitted top so Spring can hurry up and get here!

I got this multi-coloured wool as it’s different to the black that I usually buy.

I found an image of what it looks like in the actual book here, it’s the third one on the top row.

I'm not sure how to describe this pattern from affar... acid?

I’m not sure how to describe this pattern from affar… acid?

The pattern didn’t have ribbing so it rolls at the hem, on the pattern it looks flat. Some tops have this rolling effect so I’m not TOO fussed.

This pattern did come with short sleeves, I knitted one but I think it looks nice like this.

This pattern did come with short sleeves, I knitted one but I think it looks nice like this.

I think I’ll be knitting this again, or maybe this one.

Happy Crafting!

Montana

Red Snow

Posted in Knitting with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I just did a little performance in the cold and snow to showcase a quickly knitted cowl scarf.

I title this post “Red Snow” not just because my cowl is red and im in the snow, it’s also a nood to a German film called Dead Snow (it was originally called Red Snow… I think).

The pattern is simple: with 1 ball of Fab Big yarn, cast on 18 sts (stitches) and knit using stocking stitch until near end of ball. Cast off and sew ends together. Us a slip stitch at both ends on right side of work so your cowl doesn’t roll (I forgot to do this).

Here are the results

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It is very cold and my Js’ mom was watching so I didn’t want to go too crazy with the poses.

I’m still going through my Unfinished Projects so I will be posting updates on those (just need a suitable zip for that skirt).

I hope your all keeping busy!

Montana

Polka Dot Outfit

Posted in Sewing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by MontanaDesigns

Hi All,

I made a quick outfit but I’m not sure where I would where it. Maybe just out and about or to a party.

I may have to stitch down the waistband again.

I may have to stitch down the waistband again.

The collar has hand stitched ties at the back, I used yarn as the ties.

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I changed the shape of the shirt to a tulip shape by sewing these seams.

I think it looks fun, it took no time to make with only one seam at the back. The same goes for the necklace/collar.

Montana

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