Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ribbed cardi done

I am always astonished that it can feel like you work on something forever and you still have miles to go. Then one day, all of a sudden, without warning, you're done! Such was the case with the ribbed cardi I cast off last night.

The sleeves are wayyyyy too long. I foolishly made them longer thinking that would be a good idea. Not such a good idea. Laugh. I may chop the ends off. I'm still giving this some thought.

I'm also not 100% sold on the wide collar but it's growing on me.

I can say that I loved the Sidar Eco wool dk the sweater is made out of. I'd describe it as a loosely spun single. A little splitty, but not too bad. Nice and warm, pretty soft for wool. Good stuff!

So what do you guys think? Shorten the sleeves? Narrow the collar?

Regardless...Yeah!... one more project down.

Ribbed Jacket with Collar
Sidar Eco woll dk book (336 Code c)
12 balls Sidar Eco wool dk (100% undyed virgin wool)
US 6 circulars
Cast on about October 27, 2008
Finished December 19, 2008

Modifications: Recalculated the pattern given that I got very different gauge than the pattern suggested. Extended the sleeves longer than recommended by the pattern.

Ravelry details here.


Becca said...

I love it! I didn't even notice the sleeves. I think the rolled cuff works because it balances the collar. You could shorten them I guess, but I think it looks great as is. If I thought I could stand knitting that much ribbing, I'd be tempted to make that one, too.

meg said...

Great sweater! I really like the wide collar, and I agree that the rolled cuffs balance it.

handknit168 said...

I have seen a cardigan more or less same as yours displayed in a clothing shop but only not a wide collar.

Yours is very beautiful.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.

subliminalrabbit said...

i, for one, LOVE, the wide collar!

jillian said...

It looks great just the way it is! My first thought was how "modern and flattering"!

I also have to say that the cuffed sleeves balance out the collar, and you can roll them down over your hands if its extra cold :)

Hilary said...

Congratulations! It looks awesome. I say DEFINITELY keep the collar and long sleeves. I think they look pretty cool cuffed.

amanda said...

Definitely keep the collar. Love it! The sleeves you could also stitch in place sewed up, but worst case, just snip a stitch, unravel a row and bind off where you want them to be.

tiennie said...

Looks great on you! Happy holidays to you!

Trina said...

I think it looks great, and I agree with everyone else - the cuffs look awesome folded up! And if it gets cold you can always unfold them to be like gloves :)