Leftovering again

Leftovering again

… because, really, what else do you expect of me?

After opening Pandora’s Box (aka my Schoppel Zauberball stash drawer) for the coziness mittens I showed you in my last post there was no way back. I just HAD to keep knitting with them (yes, knitting is addictive. And I’m the worst junkie). The subtle colour changes of the crazy Zauberball made this project a real quickie, if you pardon my French.

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outdoor knitting

I just got myself a pair of carbon tips for my interchangeables and wanted to try them out. So far I’m happy with them and am hoping that my husband won’t sit on them for a while (or if he does, that they’ll survive and he’ll learn not to do it ever again :P)

So. This cardigan is for my son’s girlfriend (she’s 2.5 years old) and I am currently working on a match for him.

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Erna’s Cardi from Schoppel Crazy Zauberball leftovers

I used 145grams of leftovers for this cardigan and had lots of fun combining the colours. As I’m not usually a cardi-knitter, I had to try and get the right amount of stitches for it and checked out various patterns for help. I wanted to knit a simple top down raglan with added hood without sewing (yes, you know me, I’m lazy :P). Using fingering weight yarn and size 3.0mm needles.

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Erna’s Cardi from Schoppel Crazy Zauberball leftovers

How may stitches do YOU use?? Everybody seems to knit a cardigan in fingering weight using an enormous amount of stitches, compared to me. I found 186st for size 92 quite common in all patterns, but that would have been way too big even for myself. So I ended up casting on 75 stitches and it fits perfectly. Weird. Am I that loose a knitter? Well. As long as it looks nice and fits, right?

I used a provisional cast on (for the hood) and knit 25 raglan increase rows before joining for the arms. For my toddler it’s the perfect fit and as his girlfriend is a little skinnier than him I’m sure she can wear it, too. I used two balls of Crazy Zauberball and had to add another small leftover in the end for the arms and hood, all together I think the colours blend quite well! I changed colour every 6 rows. The next cardigan will be the same.

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My favourite buttons

So here is my son’s colour choice. I already cast on 90 stitches this time as he is a little taller than his girlfriend and hope that this will be enough yarn for the cardigan. I have about 250grams in total, which I hope will be enough. Otherwise I’ll just have to throw in some other scraps, too šŸ˜›

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Zauberball leftovers in green

Here, too, I increased for 25 rows and joined for the arms again, changing colour every 6 rows so that the cardis will match. It knits up quite fast, even though the yarn is pretty thin! It must be the excitement to see the shift in colours šŸ™‚ How do you like this one so far?

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Ben’s Cardigan, Zauberball Evergreen

I wouldn’t be surprised if I found myself going crazy and leftover one for myself next šŸ˜› But now I’ll be off to enjoy the Swedish summer, as long as it lasts! Happy knitting!

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Swedish summer

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