Wednesday, 1 January 2014

'Joan' Cardigan/Sweater

First up wishing everyone a Very Happy and Healthy New Year.

No awe inspiring post from me today.


Sadly we heard the other day that another Sasha Friend lost her battle with Cancer.  

In her memory 'Joan' Cardigan/Sweaters are going to be knitted and donated to this years Sasha Festival. 

 Although I never met or corresponded with Joan I have used her wonderful clear and concise knitting patterns a lot and they are among my favourite, so it is a pleasure to be able to contribute to this auction in her memory.

I finished the first that I am making last night.

I used UK DK yarn and was really pleased with the way it knitted up.

Danni, says please excuse her modelling in her underwear!


  1. It is a lovely cardigan and tell Danni she has pretty underwear. I have printed out the pattern and will try it. I never met Joan either.

    1. Danni said a shy thank you. Would be lovely if you could make one. It really is a great pattern. The only thing is the buttonholes aren't marked. I have written the approximate row placement...although my second currently on the needles is slightly different as I had to count the rows on the first as I forgot to record them when doing them.

  2. I am so sorry to hear this. I don't have Sasha Dolls, but enjoy seeing your lovely work.

    1. It is so sad isn't it? I know too many people who have died from this terrible disease. One of whom was my 'God Sister' my Mum & Dad's god daughter, she was only 33 and had two very young children. So cruel!

  3. I think this knitting of jumpers/cardigans to be raffled for charity at the Sasha Festivals is such a lovely way to remember and pay tribute to these wonderfully kind and generous Sasha Collectors who are unfortunately no longer with us but at peace in Sasha_Heaven.
    My thanks Lorraine for your lovely and generous above contribution in this project. You always give of your best in these situations.
    (I'm only sorry that I can no longer knit as I would willingly knit and participate.)

    1. Thank you Kendal, I think it is wonderful way indeed. I will finish the second cardigan this evening all going well. It is so lovely to contribute in this way and I am so lucky I can do so.


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