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Cardigan for the Norwegian summer

Added Aug 26, 2017

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Actually this project was started in April and finished in May. I signed up to be a product tester for Minerva Crafts early this year and this is the project I made for my first review.

I chose to test out the yarn I made this cardigan from, but my review only went live on the 15th of August. To be honest I was hoping that Minerva people refer to it on Instagram like they do with pretty much everything that they post on the blog or bloggers network, but the people that were published before me came on IG…the people published after me came on IG…but my cardigan was nowhere to be seen…A week and a half later I gave up and will announce it myself :D

So here it is! My first product review for Minerva Crafts is now live and can be read here.

Read and see more about the cardigan and my black jeans :)

Material Notes

Yarn is 90% Acrylic, 10% Polyester




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic
Cotton, Blends, Polyester

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    Sep 26, 2017, 04.21 AMby sewing fanatic

    impressive work Maria! i need to do another knitting lesson with my mum again. love the sleeves and overall style, well done!

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      Sep 26, 2017, 11.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Nadia! It’s nice to wear too but it’s a lot of yarn! :D

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    Sep 4, 2017, 08.49 PMby Madcinderella

    Jättesnygg, bra jobbat men du får nog ta och flytta till Gotland så slipper du ha kofta överhuvudtaget! ;) Norsk sommer Vs Gotländsk sommar på Kalkstens Hawaii i Östersjön. Min norska kusin som bor i Oslo köpte sig hus här för åtta år sedan, när hon kommer hem från ön till Oslo tror alla jämt att hon varit utomlands, iår var hon till och med brunare än en kollega som varit i Mexico. Jättesnygg kofta, passar dig perfekt!

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      Sep 5, 2017, 08.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk! Ja, det høres veldig bra ut med Gotland, kanskje det er der jeg skal bo når jeg pensjonerer meg :D Egentlig har lyst til å besøke øya :) ( og det er utlandet på Gotland for en som bor i Norge. Det er jo Sverige! :D :D :D)

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      Sep 5, 2017, 07.35 PMby Madcinderella

      Du det hörs en och annan gång från fastlandsturister som säger “… och imorgon åker vi hem till Sverige” så till och med svenskar tycker att dom lämnar “landet Sverige” när dom åker till Gotland. Det är många norrmän som kommer hit och faktiskt många som har sommarhus här, tycker absolut att du ska komma på besök! :D

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    Sep 1, 2017, 04.44 PMby Beccki

    I really wish I had the patience to knit, love this cardigan looks nice and snugly.

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      Sep 4, 2017, 06.54 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki! I thinl knitting/crochet is the perfect thing for when you’re too lazy to sew and just want to watch TV :D

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    Aug 28, 2017, 05.38 PMby Tzai

    I actually like how this looks on you and you’ve done a great job crocheting it, it’s really pretty. Read the post on Minerva and it’s clear that you don’t like the feeling of it, I don’t think all the acrylics feel like that but anyway, hope you come at piece with it as you did a lot of work making it.

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      Aug 29, 2017, 05.28 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Aida! Yeah, I don’t particularly like the feel of it, and I know acrylics/polyesters are not all like that, I have a few lovely pieces in my wardrobe made of them. I do however like the shape and color and basically everything else about this cardigan enough to get enough wear and joy out of it :)

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    Aug 27, 2017, 04.50 PMby TeenyUK

    Top job, Maria. It’s lovely :)

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    Aug 27, 2017, 02.26 PMby Doth

    Nice work! Perfect to wear with your black jeans on the coming chilly autumn days :-)

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      Aug 27, 2017, 08.35 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :) It’s already getting quite a bit of wear. Norwegian summer wasn’t exactly summery this summer…

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    Aug 27, 2017, 07.03 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så flott Maria! Den er god å ha denne sommeren :-)

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      Aug 27, 2017, 09.48 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen! Ja, sommeren i år har ikke vært veldig sommerlig…

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    Aug 26, 2017, 07.25 PMby Luda Tomashevska

    Looks so comfortable and it seems to be very pleasant for touch! Great job you’ve done! ))

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      Aug 26, 2017, 09.01 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Luda! to be honest, it is very comfortable but not as soft as it looks, it’s got a bit of a velvety feel to it, I’m not the biggest fan of that :)

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