Friday 22 November 2013

First post............on new computer.............

...............well actually NO!  Don't ask, but I do comment from new computer  I am hoping I can eventually post from new computer.  At the moment I haven't worked out how to take photos from camera, cannot write letters or copy and paste onto a plain page because it doesn't come with microsoft works word processor.  Anyway enough complaining we will get there eventually, one of the comments was that I needed a teenager..........haven't got one of those, but we do have a thrity-two year old son who writes apps for a living so he'll have to do...........


Now my blog post.  I consider myself an experienced knitter and can tackle most patterns and the more difficult the better, but this pattern has defeated me.  I probably am reading it wrong, and it is actually quite straightforward and very easy but do any of you lovely knitters understand this pattern.  I hope I have enlarged it enough for you to read.  

Please, please can anyone help me as I would love to knit it for my new grand-daughter due at the end of January.  It is only the cardigan I am doing not the hat or bootees.  Many thanks in anticipation.  
You can either email me or leave a comment - or both!

(click on pictures to get closer look)


  1. Hello Julie. The pattern is knitted diagonally which is why you start off with so few stitches. The increases, to get the width, are made at the beginning and end of rows, hence the seamingly odd casting on instructions. I am assuming that the back must have a seam running down the back, and therefore, once the two are pieced together, you will get a lovely chevron effect. I have an original 1940's jumper pattern that is knitted in the same way and it took me a while to get my head round it, but the finished item is lovely :-) Hope I have read the pattern correctly too xx Look forward t seeing the finished article :-) xx

  2. New computers are had to get used to, so I hope it all settles down soon. It's so annoying when you go to do something and find it's not installed. Hope you get your knitting sorted as that'd be a lovely present.

  3. Hi Juie
    Yes, the first comment is correct, I made one similar from a book I bought by Elizabeth Zimmermann, if you look up baby surprise jacket on Ravelry I think it may be similar to the one you are going to make.
    You've put me off getting a new computer if its that tricky and it must be because as I said my friend had trouble with windows 8. As for a useful Grandson, ours used to live with us before he went to Uni and he was as much good as a chocolate teapot. He'd come in mumble a few instructions and go away leaving me as confused as I was in the first place. lol

  4. Julie. Thank you so much. I am so grateful that you took the time to leave a comment over at Chalky's.Like you I can spend hours tinkering on the computer.
    How exciting to be welcoming a new little one into the family.
    I bet that little jacket looks super when it is finished.
    Kindest Regards Linda

  5. I've just knitted up the first paragraph and reached the required number of stitches. You have to know exactly which row you are on as it can be confusing when you have to cast on at the end of a row. (I cast those stitches on at the beginning of the next row.) I don't think there is a seam up the back because the pattern says that you have started at the centre back. What happens (I think) is you knit all the way up the back then increase to get the length of the sleeves. From there you knit down one side at a time to make the front pieces. The knitting is all one piece and at the end you sew the sleeve seams and the side seams. Hope this makes sense. I've made a start now so I'll have to complete this. I'll let you know how I go on. It may take me some time! Please get back to me if I'm wrong and I'll contact you the further I go with my knitting. Thanks for giving me my next project!
    Love from Mum


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