The Gift of Knitting – Reindeer From the Woods.

Reindeer From the Woods

cable cardigan pattern

Happy Sunday! I finally got the time to shoot some photos for my finished Reindeer! The days stay sunny, crisp, windy and chilly – perfect sweater weather. As you can see this Reindeer is slightly shorter than the original, 2″ approximately. I decided to cut the length a little bit, because I know that cotton will grow slightly over time. It’s been 8-9 months since I finished St. Brigid and it grew 1/2 – 1″, I like its length this way even more, but in this cardigan I decided to play safe and save some yarn, as my stash yarn was just right for this length.

I was really inspired by Johanna’s Reindeer and played with sleeve length a little bit. 3/4 sleeves and the cotton yarn make this cardi a perfect companion for summer dresses during chilly evenings!

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The bands are much more narrow, again for the same purpose – to make a more light version of the autumn/winter cardigan. I really love open cardigans, even if I have buttons I never close them! I think it’s such a versatile piece of wardrobe!

cable cardigan pattern

This time I used three-needle bind off instead of seaming the shoulders. I decided to experiment and see what difference it makes. Usually they say seams “hold” the garment better than three-needle bind off, I’ll see what happens to both Reindeer over the time to draw my own conclusions.

cable cardigan pattern

Overall it was a great knitting journey for me! This project gave me the opportunity to look at the pattern from the point of a view of a knitter, it traveled with me to a beautiful forest that became engraved in my heart and memory and it gave me so many hours of joy! I am so infinitely grateful for one more gift of knitting!

cable cardigan pattern

Thank you for all your sweet and always kind comments and your constant support during this project. One more knitting chapter is over, off to the next one πŸ™‚

Full project review and FO details can be found here – Reindeer From the Woods. FO Details.

I really hope you are enjoying your weekend and spending it with loved ones!


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24 Comments

  1. Wow Alina! Green is definitely your color! It brings up your features so beautifully! This pattern in this color is so… you! I love it!

  2. OMG, it’s GORGEOUS in this color! And the photos – I love the contrast the bougainvilleas add to the green cardigan! As for three needle bind off – I always prefer it to sewing and IMHO it holds the shoulder seam better.

  3. Wow! This is stunning Alina πŸ™‚

    (A little belatedly) Happy New Year!

  4. It’s so beautiful :). I love it in green it really show off those beautiful stitch details it makes me want to make one even more! The colour really suits you.

  5. This is so amazing! what a beautiful knitter you are! I am for sure following along….your inspiration to me!

  6. This sweater really is beautiful. Everything about it. And the photos are superb.

  7. What a lovely cardigan which shows so well with the bougainvilleas on the wall. The colors glow. I must look at the possibility of knitting with cotton as it knits up so nicely. Well done with the new pattern!

  8. It’s even more beautiful when worn! Nicely done!!

  9. Oh so pretty Alina. Nice, quality work, and. Can’t say enough good things about the color.

  10. Amazing!! This summery version is so pretty, and that is fantastic that the pattern is so versatile as to handle different sleeve lengths and different hem length and even entirely different yarn so well. I love it!! Just reinforces that I totally need to make this sweater…..

  11. I love that green, it works so well with this cardigan. Lovely photos also πŸ™‚

  12. Beautiful! I love all of your mods for this one, especially the 3/4 sleeves and narrower bands. Also, that green is just so striking!

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