This project brought out the duffer in me

Not sure what exactly it was about my green cardi, but whenever I did anything with it, it seemed to suck the common sense right out of me.

First it was not getting the fronts even, then it was forgetting that I could take passable flash photos using the external flash bought from a recent school fete for the princely sum of five dollars.

So, the Tyrolean, or Duffer, Cardigan is now finished.


Tyrolean Cardigan from Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas
4.25 balls of Panda Pure Wool, dark green
3.25 and 4.00 mm needles
Start: August 2008
Finish: June 2009
Ravelryed here

Overall, I’m quite happy with it. The bobbles look good, it’s warm (very important now it’s getting proper cold here), and the buttons match well. I suspect that I may have mentioned it in a previous post, but the yarn and buttons were stash, and I already had the book. That in itself pleases me as much as the finished product!


The only modification made to the pattern was to lengthen it slightly to accommodate my longish body. The cardigan body is a perhaps a bit boxy for my body, but that’s easily solved by only using the buttons around the waist. If I were to do it over again, waist shaping a la the non-cropped, non-tryst vest might be a better option for me. That said, I’m sure this is something I’ll be wearing a lot.

6 Responses to “This project brought out the duffer in me”

  1. sam Says:

    Wow, it is really nice. I do prefer this version over the one you link to. It looks great on, the colour is a lovely rich shade, and those bobbles are cute! Hooray for a new warm woolly!

  2. bells Says:

    Oh isn’t that nice? That an example of bobbles working well. There are many where they don’t but they look great. It’s lovely!

  3. Shelley Says:

    Wow, I real live Tyro! I’ve been eyeing out the pattern in Vintage Knits for a while now, Just wasn’t too sure about the bobbles.

    It certainly does look good on you. Congrats!

  4. Kylie Says:

    the bobble detail is lovely – gives a fantastic dimension and texture to the cardigan. and those buttons are just superb! I’m sure this is destined for much wear 😉

  5. Michelle Says:

    Love it! The colour, the bobbles, the buttons – everything.

  6. Christine Says:

    Looks great! Congrats on overcoming the duffer-ness :p

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