Pink Cardigan with Frilly Edging and My New Labels

Pink Cardigan

What I love most about this cardigan is the shape, it flares slightly and the frill trim that borders it doesn’t pull in like a normal rib would. I love to see little girls in dresses, but when they need an extra layer and you put on a cardigan and the rib pulls in all those lovely flounces on the dress. The flared shaping on this pattern allows it to sit so nicely over a little girls dress and allows the gathers to fall and float as they should.

Pink Cardigan PatternIt’s for my friends granddaughter who happens to be another Miss E, pattern no. 1721 by Sirdar worked in DK yarn so it works up quite quickly. It’s one I have had for ages and have made many times over the years for numerous little ladies.

Collar FrillThe frill is worked around the whole of the cardigan also forming the collar and has a gorgeous trim formed by making 6 additional chains between every other stitch.

I am also pleased to show you my new ‘The Grange Range’ labels used for the first time on this pretty pink cardigan.

The Grange Range LabelAnd a washing advice label too.

Washing Instructions LabelI had a bit of bother sewing them into place so will have to give a bit more thought to that on the next project.

47 thoughts on “Pink Cardigan with Frilly Edging and My New Labels

  1. Beth P January 18, 2014 / 16:03

    I love the pattern and the soft pink you used to make it! Simply adorable 😀 I have to ask, where did you find those custom made labels? I’ve been looking all over but so far they are just too darn expensive…


    • January 18, 2014 / 22:44

      Thank you for visiting and for your lovely comment. You are right, labels are expensive. I looked around for ages before taking the plunge, I must admit I am so happy that I did. It gives me such pleasure to finish an project off with a label, anyway here is the link to the site I used It is a great website, you can tap in the wording you want and it shows you exactly what is looks like so you can play around with different text and fonts until you are happy with it. They did take a few weeks to come but the quality is really good. Let me know how you get on.


      • Beth P January 18, 2014 / 23:41

        Thanks for getting back to me… I am going to check out that link! Hugs, Beth P


      • January 18, 2014 / 23:43

        My pleasure, I am so intrigued by your work, from fleece to finished project, now that is really something to be proud of.


  2. Gillian September 11, 2013 / 22:55

    Love the labels! As well as the cardi.


    • September 12, 2013 / 10:09

      Thanks, you can look forward to your next hand made gift sporting the very same labels. Anything in particular you would like my lovely sister?


  3. kathatravelling September 11, 2013 / 10:13

    Super cool labels. I have woven labels too, a bit simpler though. But I always think: now there is this soft garnment and I put an itchy label in and in the end, I don’t put a label in because I think there are more people out there like me who cut out labels straight away and than what is the use of putting a label for just such a short time. Do you have any feedback on labels in your knits so far?


    • September 11, 2013 / 10:33

      Not yet, this was the first time I have used them but you make an interesting point, I guess we can only hope that if someone buys an item even if they cut the label out it might just be hanging around for a while. The other thing we could try is putting the label in a different place, I might try that. It isn’t really a problem for me as I don’t really sell anything I just craft for pleasure or presents.


      • kathatravelling September 11, 2013 / 10:37

        I don’t sell much either but I make lots of presents, many for kids, so I’m always worrying about the softness… (maybe a bit over worried though) and I think putting the label on the outside which with mine that only state “LaKatha” wouldn’t be a problem but it seems so vain… 😉


      • September 11, 2013 / 10:41

        You should go for it and be proud of what you make, If anyone really doesn’t like it they can always remove it.


      • kathatravelling September 11, 2013 / 14:22

        You are right… Must remember this, when I next finish up an object that isn’t a shawl/scarf 🙂


  4. giftsfrommt September 9, 2013 / 12:52

    I adore the sweater! So pretty and sweet. Those labels look great. I need to check into getting labels myself.Thanks for sharing.


    • September 10, 2013 / 22:52

      Thank you, I am so pleased with the labels, I hope you get some sorted, I found the hardest thing was deciding on the text to use.


  5. Patty September 8, 2013 / 22:13

    Princess style cardigan! Simple gorgeous!


  6. nanacathy2 September 8, 2013 / 18:59

    That is such a pretty garment and really dig those labels!


  7. mollieandclaire September 8, 2013 / 15:22

    It’s lovely. I’ve knitted the same pattern for a friend’s baby and I really enjoyed it!


  8. gentlestitches September 8, 2013 / 11:58

    delightful in every possible way! 🙂


  9. KerryCan September 8, 2013 / 10:36

    The sweater is so sweet–you’ll need to post a picture of the lucky baby wearing it! And your labels are great, too–nice touch!


  10. slippedstitches September 8, 2013 / 03:17

    lovely shrug. You are of course right about having the shrug work with the folds of the dress and not against them. Very nice.


    • September 8, 2013 / 07:33

      Thanks, I am glad that you understood what I meant as I found it a little awkward to try to explain with words rather than a visual.


  11. Helen September 7, 2013 / 19:31

    Thank you for visiting my new blog. I love our labels and I must start knitting for my expectant work colleagues as it is such a good excuse to knit something cute


  12. Sara Crafts September 7, 2013 / 17:50

    Ooo! I love your labels! They look so professional.


    • valuliana September 8, 2013 / 22:21

      Where did you get them? I’ve been looking for something similar. Any chance I could find them online?


      • September 9, 2013 / 02:12

        I ordered them online from here they took a couple of weeks to get here but they are worth the wait. They were really easy to order and as you select colours and fonts for your label you can see how it looks so you can be sure to get the effect you want. Hope this helps, let me know how you get on.


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