Quick Knits

Today is one those bright, sunny and clear winter days.  The temperature is around 20c , perfect  for visiting the Art Gallery and wandering through the Japanese gardens at East Gosford.

Because the weather was warm I decided to wear my new “Twin Set”.  The set is made  from a beefy red rayon knit, a good layering piece.    I  used OOP Burda  2569 for the outside layer and  the tank from Loes Hinse  Sweater Set.  While it was out on the cutting table I decided to make a few more and have completed another in a navy knit.  This was the first one completed.

Burda 2569

Loes Hinse “Sweater Set”













For the cardigan I made a size 42 straight out of the envelope,  overlocked the seams  and used a twin needle to finish the hems.  I folded up the SA and sewed from the right side.  Burda use this technique in many of their patterns.  I suppose it gives a more formal look,  whereas the rib finishing is a little ‘sportier’. The tank pattern from the Sweater Set has some great shaping-it actually comes out at the bust (side seam)  giving a few extra centimetres.  As well,  it easy to get a nice finish for the  v neck because of the centre front seam .


          Easy to get a nice looking V with the centre front seam.


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