Monday, 25 November 2013

Renewed purpose

When we came to this cottage, fifteen or so years ago, I was not a regular knitter, and certainly not a confident one. Nevertheless, I embarked on knitting an Aran cardigan. A thigh-length one. As you see, I managed the back. Try as I might, I could never get very far on the fronts. The length (bottom of photo) you see was as far as I got at each attempt, before seeing a mass of mistake.  I now know that two lines of pattern were transposed. I doubt if anyone, as novice as I was, ever got any further.  
 The project sat, unloved, in my cedar chest, until yesterday. There was a post on Wovember about re-using old wool sweaters, and generally recycling good textiles. A light bulb went on in my head..... this  could be the first of my wool cushions for the kitchen chairs!

So, I have unravelled the front, and the back as far as one row below the arm-holes. The yarn was re-skeined on my big niddy-noddy, washed, and is now hanging to dry.
I have picked up the stitches on the remaining part of the back, and will continue in moss stitch to match the length already there.

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