Cardi All Tied Up!

Jun 10, 2009

You all have the best ideas!

I asked you what button to use for the cardi and you chose -- no buttons!

So I made ties:

I attached the yarn at the top of the body, right under the motif yoke. I chained 50, made a 3-stitch bobble in the second chain, then slip-stitched back up the chain to the body. I slip-stitched a couple times on the body, then wove in the ends. I made the tie on the other side the same way.

To wear it, I laced the ties upward through the edge loops on the yoke.
It looks good, too, with the ties just tied right at the top of the body, and the edges of the motifs folded back. But I don't have a good picture of that.

(Her Dogginess actually approves, though she looks rather aloof at the moment.)

Thanks, y'all!


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trude wrote
on Jun 11, 2009 6:38 AM

That looks really nice with the ties. Thanks for your help on my questions.

on Jun 11, 2009 12:18 PM

I must admit that the finished cardigan looks great on you, than it did on the dummy! The weight of the bottom of the cardigan does pull the yoke down, but I think it just adds to the attraction of this cardigan.

My fellow blogger suggests hook & eye fastenings on the
edges of the lower part of the cardigan, to close. I think this will work, but only have a few at the top, just below the lacy yoke. Again, this will look great on you and will add more interest in the attraction of this

beautiful cardigan. I think you will get a lot of compliments.

Lilian Geraldine Guyers
Skelm West Lancs


Marcy Smith wrote
on Jun 11, 2009 2:49 PM

Thanks! I may tweak it more when I return -- or maybe someone will tweak it for me at TNNA (that happens sometimes!) Thanks for the input.

Trudels: I looked at the final motif directions. I don't have time to work up new motifs to do clear pictures. But see if this helps: Join the first half of the final motif as you have done with the others. Then work across the top of the final motif as directions say. Then wrap the first motif around to create a circle of motifs. Join the last motif to the first motif, working from the top to the bottom (instead of bottom to top, as you did with the other motifs). This will bring you down to the final bobble of the final motif, with a final chain-5 before completing the final motif.