DIY: Knitted puff sleeve cardigan
I just love knitting! This is my latest creation, a purple puff sleeve cardigan.
My knitted puff sleeve cardigan is finally done! It took a bit longer than expected to finish it since fixing buttons and making the final adjustments just wasn't as fun as spending time in the garden this time of year. There are still a few things I could perfect, like add the last button and a waistband, but I couldn't stop myself from wearing it already.
A few of you have seen my puff sleeve cardigan in progress on Instagram and I wanted to show you a few pictures of the result. I found a pattern for the cardigan but decided to make some creative changes when it comes to length, the puffed sleeves and the collar. I made some sketches of the pattern and I'll post instructions here as soon as I can.
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I'm so happy about the color by the way! My friend Katinka had plenty of this yarn at home and I couldn't stay away from it. I love that the chive flowers are exactly the same color as my cardigan too! It makes me want to wear it in the garden even more.
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A few of you who comment on Facebook or Instagram wonder why I wear my knitted cardigans and sweaters in the garden. Won't they get dirty or possibly damaged? Well, my philosophy is that I want to wear the clothes I make. Sure, I get dirty out here sometimes but soil is easy to wash off. I actually enjoy spending some time in the garden wearing something nice I made myself. And the yarn I use isn't too expensive either, so I don't worry about it too much.