Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bold and bulky mini cardi done

A personal record... a piece of clothing in less than a week's time. I'm so impressed with myself.

Wow, the side view makes me look skinny.

The front, buttoned view... not so much.

This was another great, easy knit. Started last Sunday night, finished early this morning (Saturday). I used the yarn recommended by the pattern and just barely had enough of the green trim color (I didn't actually have enough to finish the sweater as written; I had to leave off the last purl row and had less than 4 yards left with that modification!).

I made the small size (advertised as 38" through the bust). This should be large on me (at a dimuntive 34") and considered trying to size down. I decided to take my chances, and even getting gauge, the sweater is actually a bit small on me. I probably should have knit something between the 38" and 44". If you're going to knit this, don't be thrown off by what looks like big bust sizes. My only other tip to people is to bind off very, very loosely. Even having bound off loose, I can feel where the bind-off is tight. That might contribute to the small feel around the very bottom of the sweater. I probably will try to block this out a bit later to see if I can get the neckline to lay down a little more and maybe that will help the size a bit as well.

All in all, a fun little project. Definitely something to boost the sweater confidence (this still is only my second sweater) and a project that you can finish quickly. It was also fun to knit as my first project in the Fitted Knit Along.

For a small little cardi, I think this guy will be warm too. Good for a cool evening for sure.

Bold and Bulky Mini Cardi from Fitted Knits
by Stephanie Japel
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
2 skeins Denim 114 (lot 60575A), 1 skein Grass 131 (lot 60596)
US size 13 (9 mm), 10 1/2 (6.5 mm) and 9 (5.5mm) circular needles
started April 22, 2007
finished April 28, 2007

1 comment:


Liz, I loooove how the cardigen fits you. I have been wanting to make it myself and was not sure if the bulky yarn would not make me look fat (don't we all warry about that?!). It looks great on you, so I am making it too. Thanks!