Friday, September 21, 2012

FO Summer Waves Cardi - LOVE it!! :)

Welcome back to my blog this fine Friday. I am so glad it's weekend. Even though I have been down and out with flu all week. It's now moved onto a cough, and my chest feels like it's on fire when I cough. I NEED to get better soon though, I am meeting my Mom and Sis at the Sunday Tribune Garden Show in PMB on Sunday and I really don't want to miss it!!

So, moving onto my cardi. I was inspired by the lovely lady from Tangled Yarns to knit this pattern when I saw hers. She knits like a dream, and I am constantly inspired by her!! The pattern is called Summer Waves Cardi, and it is a free pattern available on Ravelry HERE. It was a well written, easy to follow pattern, which knit up nice and quickly and gives a great end result.

The yarn I used is just LOVELY!!!! It is a locally produced yarn called VINNIS COLOURS Nikkim, and is 100% cotton. This is the first time I used this yarn, and I must say I am super impressed! It is slightly splitty (as cotton yarn is), but besides that, it knits up beautifully, with a lovely variegation, and drape. I will definitely knit with this again!!! I purchased my yarn online from SKAPIE. Do yourself a favour and check it out!! They have a great range of yarn and give excellent service!! :)

(Photos taken by my son Caide)

Once again I am linking up to the following LOVELY blogs:

And I have also recently discovered this wonderful South African based blog and shop. Please support Mary-Anne and her blog Woolhogs and link up your creations HERE!!! I won the prize for last month's Made It Monthly Challenge, and received my lovely prize yesterday. Anyone in the world is welcome to link-up their creation, so CHECK-IT-OUT!!! :)

If you have any questions about anything in this post, please leave me a comment, and I will do my best to try and help you.

Hope you are all keeping well and happy, it's a long weekend for us here in South Africa, so happy happy me!!!


Carmela Biscuit said...

Beautiful little summer cadri! I just love your choice of color and it fits you perfectly!

Linda said...

Rene' you are such an amazing knitter, your cardi is beautiful!

Cloudberry said...

It's a beautiful little cardigan. Love the lace.

Unknown said...

Hi Rene - I saw this cardigan a while ago on Ravelry and wanted to make it but now I've seen your post, I definitely will! It's gorgeous! I love Nikkim also but have a stash of Elle Essence to use up so will try that! Thanks for the post. lol x

Angella said...

Hi René
I havent visited your blog for ages- am so enthralled with how sophisticated it has become. Its really inspirational and interesting! I have just started my own blog- it is very un-sophisticated but I am learning as I go along. I visited the woolhogs site and absolutely love their products. thanks for the link.
you can visit my blog at
much love
Angella de Jager

Mack Snap said...

Ahhh Rene, your cardi is STUNNING! I am no knitter but suddenly I want to try. This cardi is also so up my alley. Thanks for the inspiration and for submitting it to the Made It - a million thank you for the Shout Out too xxx