Froggy Knits

July 07, 2004

Windmill is done!

Project Specs:
Pattern: Miss Bea's Colours Windmill Cardigan
Suggested Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton
Yarn Used: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Needle Size: US 6
Gauge: 17 sts/4" in St st

My mini always pokes her finger through buttonholes and they tend to be distorted at best, so when I saw her holding one of the front panels by the buttonhole, I figured I should try reinforcing them. I used Vogue Knitting Quick Reference for creating a two-row buttonhole and finishing buttonholes. I found it quite simple to understand and easy to execute. The buttonholes started out unfinished and ended up finished .I am pretty happy with how they turned out.

As with the other Miss Bea's patterns, I definitely enjoyed it and they are so easy to resize. They go up to size four, but we needed the length for a size six which was easy to add. The chart made it simple to figure out just where I wanted to add extra length in the sleeves and body.

Here it is again in all its unblocked glory and a detailed view as well.

Bye for now!

Posted by froggy at July 7, 2004 01:55 PM

Woo hoo! Great looking sweater on a VERY beautiful girl. I like how you did the buttonholes too :)

Posted by: Amy at July 7, 2004 02:08 PM

It's a beautiful sweater and your daughter looks awesome!

Posted by: monica at July 7, 2004 02:19 PM

Great job on the sweater! Both models (sweater and daughter) are beautiful.

Posted by: Lynette at July 7, 2004 02:21 PM

Your mini is super cute!

Posted by: claudia at July 7, 2004 04:38 PM

Kudos on Windmill! You dd couldn't look more perfect in it!

Posted by: susan in pa at July 7, 2004 05:04 PM

Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!

Great job, Froggy!

Posted by: Leah at July 7, 2004 08:38 PM

Wow. And you dont think you are a fast knitter. Man, I think it takes just as long for me to whip out a hat...Great, Great job! She looks like she loves it...

Posted by: lisa at July 7, 2004 10:39 PM

You did such an amazing job on the Windmill cardie. You mini sure looks like she is lovin' it. I can't believe how quick you churned it out. You speed knitter, You!

Posted by: Georgia at July 8, 2004 01:18 AM

That looks so cute, your daughter obviously loves her new cardigan and why wouldn't she? Its great!

Posted by: kerrie at July 8, 2004 02:47 AM

The sweater is adorable but your daughter makes it even cuter!

Posted by: Kimberly at July 8, 2004 12:59 PM

It is amazing how pretty the Lion's Brand Cotton Ease yarn looks in this project -- that shade of blue is sooo yummy. Luv the cardie -- I want one...(I always say that when a model looks as "hot" as your mini does)

Posted by: Nora at July 8, 2004 01:00 PM

I love your mini-she's too cute! The sweater is rockin' too. I never realized the potential of the Ms. Bea line before. This is what I love about blogs - you get new perspctives on patterns. The cotton ease turned out well, and although I love ASC, you made this sweater for quite the bargain - which is always a bonus in my world!

Posted by: julia at July 8, 2004 01:16 PM

Looks great! I love those Miss Bea patterns - they're so easy to follow and make changes when you need to!

Posted by: Anita at July 8, 2004 01:36 PM

Good job Froggy !!! What a great model you have. Is she signed up with an agent yet?

Posted by: Ruth in Houston at July 8, 2004 02:55 PM

Aww, your daughter looks cute in the sweater. Great buttons! I am amazed also at how fast you churn out your knits!

Posted by: Clara at July 8, 2004 05:18 PM

I love all of the texture in that jacket! Gorgeous color, gorgeous design, gorgeous knitting, and, of course, a gorgeous little girl! :)

Posted by: Sarah C. at July 8, 2004 07:51 PM

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! Isn't she just the sweetest thing? She's such a natural before the camera. Look at that smile!

The cardigan looks wonderful on her. I see that your knit as you sew buttonband was a success. Very clever trick, that. Excellent work, froggy!

Posted by: Becky at July 9, 2004 02:14 AM

Froggy, your mini is sooooo cute!
(This is told by someone who doesn't like children... ) :-))

Posted by: Marta at July 9, 2004 07:24 AM

Love it love it love it.....

Posted by: Rachael at July 9, 2004 08:08 AM

Oh! Your daughter could not be any cuter and sassier and that sweater is so lovely. Yay!

Posted by: adrian at July 9, 2004 11:39 AM

Aloha Froggie*:)
Your kindess really made me feel good the so-called scrubbie I knit up--thanks! I am no knitter, but looking at your work easily spurs me on to improve what little skills I have!

Now, it is my turn to oggle over your work!

Take care!

Posted by: pt*:) at July 9, 2004 05:50 PM

I just love the blue sweater! She looks like she does too!

Posted by: the country girl at July 11, 2004 07:30 AM
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