Drum roll please….. Juno is finally finished!

Pattern: Juno Rowan Magazine 40
Yarn: Rowanspun Aran in Gables (It took less than 5 balls, which at only 3.50 each from Cucumberpatch means the cardigan only cost £17.50 – bargain!)
Needles: 5mm Denise interchangeables


This pattern was easy and it was a quick knit. I know it has taken me months to finish but that is because I was just not knitting! In actual knitting hours this comes together very quickly.

I like the design, I love the cabling and I think this will look great with a pair of jeans. I ended up going down a needle size even though I got gauge with the 5.5mm because I preferred the fabric on the smaller needles. I made the smallest size and didn’t bother altering it to account for the change in needles because for some reason all my knits from Rowan magazines have come out bigger than expected. This was no exception: on the smaller needles it is the perfect size.

I think with knitting the real proof of how good a project is, is how much it gets worn. I’ll have to let you know on that!

Anyway, now that this is out of the way I’m really enjoying the mystery lace although I’ll have to catch up this week. I’ve only just finished clue 1! But it can be my train knitting now, so it will soon speed up.

I can’t tell you what a weight off my shoulders it is to have finally finished Juno. I was feeling a bit of a knitting fraud while it was gathering dust on my needles.

Maybe I’ll do a post later in the week with a photo of me and the little bump wearing Juno. I always like to see people wearing the clothes they’ve made.

34 comments:

Sarah said...

Hurrah it is fabulous! Well done you, would be lovely to see it on you and the Bunkey too. Hope all is well with you.

Bryony Ramsden said...

That's gorgeous :D Yes, give us an action shot! Hope you don't mind me asking, but how thick is it over the bust area? I'd love to make it but don't need any extra padding there really! I take it it is no worse than wearing a chunky sweater?

Queen of the froggers. said...

Well it certainly is a beautiful knit! I hope you get wear out of it, and that we see a modelled shot.

dreamcatcher said...

It's gorgeous! Look forward to a modelled piccie too!

Brahdelt said...

Your Juno is absolutely fabulous! I'm really surprised I don't get to see this sweater more often on the blogs, I love its shape, great job! *^v^*

gilraen said...

Stunning!!! I really like it and would love to see it modelled on you :)

Seahorse said...

It's superb! I shamelessly copied your yarn choice for this when you blogged about it a while ago (not that I have started it yet!). I would love to see a modelled pic (bumps are great to see too!!!).

HPNY Knits said...

stunning. color and knitting and everything. but how about on you?

Yarn It said...

Juno is beautiful! I would love to see photo with you wearing it. Thanks for all the extra info regarding needles sizes and your Rowan knits coming out bigger - that is good stuff to know.

Kathleen said...

Juno looks really lovely. The cables are really popping out in that yarn. Be great to see one of you wearing it. Well done.

Betty said...

Beautiful!

Thalia said...

Wow - I haven't seen this one before, and I really love it. Well done! Oooh. It's stunning. And yes, please post of you and the bump modelling it! :)

KeanaLee said...

WOW! That is beautiful, it looks like you bought it in a specialty boutique.

keri said...

That is beautiful - you talking about this pattern has made me want to knit it, badly. Can't wait to see it on!

Frankie said...

Beautiful - I love everything about it including the colour.

Robin said...

Wow - is that gorgeous!!! This pattern caught my eye when the magazine first came out but I forgot about it - must add this one to the evergrowing list!

Artis-Anne said...

Oh my , oh my that is so gorgeous :)
I so wish I could wear that and get away with it. I love the cables
Hope you are keeping well too:)

Kath said...

That is simply stunning and agree it is lovely to see the knitter wearing the item as well. Sorry to hear you were a bit down earlier. I'm sure you are looking radiant as all pregant women are and am slightly envious of your growing bump as I do miss mine slightly - btw Lush (cosmetics people) do a lovely massage bar that had stuff in that helped prevent stretch marks and smelt lovely that I found so relaxing when I was pregnant. Trouble is I can't for the life of me think of the name - the staff will probably know which on it is though. Look after yourself and take care

Alison said...

That looks absolutely wonderful, and it's great to know the Rowanspun Aran works up to the right gauge (ummm, 3 strands of Calmer at once, wasn't it? Not for me!!) Juno is definitly on my wishlist, and you're currently tempting me to break my yarn diet, but I shall be strong! mmmaybe...

Małgosia, a knitting pro said...

Yes please - it would be great to see you wear it! xx

sue said...

How absolutely beautiful Juno turned out. You knit such gorgeous things, and I am sure we will see a few adorable baby knits now too.

Helen said...

It is simply beautiful!

Tusa said...
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Tusa said...

That is just lovely. I want one too but have too many WIPs. However your tip on yarn sale is good. At that price one cannot pass it up.

Riggwelter said...

Oh a little bump! Yes you must take a picture. It is a gorgeous top, well done you!

emmms said...

That looks brilliant! Yes, you have to show it off when it's on! Hope all's well with the bump.

artyfartykat said...

It looks gorgeous! What a fab pattern and beautiful colour too. Hope you and the 'bump' are doing well!

acrylik said...

Absolutely stunning. Hope you are doing well!

noblinknits said...

That's a gorgeous cardi and we definitely want to see it modelled.

José said...

Hello!!! Hope you are feeling good and your little wiggly (as my friend says about her little baby in her oven!) is doing well too!?

Maggie said...

That has to be one of the best designs I've seen yet Kendra. You have a mannequin? I've always wanted one. I really want to see it modelled by you and the little bump!!

Dawn said...

Wow, that is all I can say. Wow....you are so gusty trying out patterns like that!

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Poshyarns said...

Your Juno is fabulous, I have been toying with making this for a while and yours is really inspiring.