Finished Tulips Cardigan

My Tulips cardigan has been almost finished for about a week, but for me, some of the steam gets lost when finishing. Weaving in ends and doing the applied i-cord just wasn’t as much fun as the color part. It is, however, gorgeous and totally worth the fussy parts.

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I’m not sure if it was my technique or if it’s the pattern, but I found the applied i-cord to be really tight on the fronts of the sweater. I even had to use the larger needles instead of the smaller ones it called for. I’ve never knit an applied i-cord before, so I’m  not sure. It’s still a bit tight, but I think it looks cute that way, so I’m okay with it. I also added was a wider sleeve band. Miss Elsie tends to grow out of my sweaters in the sleeves first, so I gave her a little extra there.

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I could just stare at the colors for days. And it got me thinking… wouldn’t this changing color stripe pattern make a great baby blanket?  It would be all the fun with no fuss.

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