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Tart for Tea

Pattern: Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Yarn: Madelinetosh tosh dk  in “Tart”
Needles: Size US 6/4 mm and US 7/4.5 mm

I found out (yet again) that I can’t completely rely on my gauge swatch since I tend to knit tighter on a larger piece of fabric compared to a 4×4 inch piece of stitches and rows.  So, with this sweater, there was no positive ease on me as compared to the experience of most others who have knit this pattern. 

I knit two extra rows of garter stitch on each button band since I wanted them a little wider and reversed the sides of the buttonholes on the bands to the right (pattern says otherwise).  I think that these are the only mods I made to the pattern.

Another thing, all the hoo-hah about the Tart colorway being fantastic is actually bang on!

This is definitely my current favorite finished object and the 3/4 length sleeves make for a great spring garment.

27 thoughts on “Tart For Tea

  1. mrsfife

    What a glorious colour! How did you manage to get the right shade on camera? Red is difficult to photograph for me. Great buttons, too. Your things are always so nicely finished.


  2. knitnkanmani

    wowww its sooooo beautiful the color is awesome its fiery .The buttons,the fitting are awesome .
    The photos have some out so well ,u look like u shd grace the covers of magazines sooooo beautiful 🙂


  3. mamie

    you always make knitting pieces that look good enough to eat. so pretty, preeti. i love the tones and textured in the yoke….but those miles of stst must have been endless. whew. you did it.
    just had to say too, your little girl’s gorgeous eyes are stunning….such deep beautiful pools. she is getting bigger and bigger and i love seeing the girl emerge from the baby.

    it looks like we will be in your area the first week of june, but i will email more once we figure out the itinerary. cannot wait to meet you and the family. exciting. 🙂 xoxo amiee


  4. Julia Zahle

    You look stunning! I have been meaning to leave a comment so long, to write that you inspirate me and that I think your children is very beautiful.

    Keep the knitting going – I look forward to what comes next.



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