Thursday, November 18, 2010
Off My Needles: The Minimalist Cardigan
You may remember from this post that I had nearly completed the Minimalist Cardigan. I neglected this project for a long time when I realized that the yarn I had chosen was soooo wrong for this pattern. The pattern calls for an alpaca merino blend and I, in my hurry to secure some vacation knitting, chose Patons Classic Wool simply because I had enough in my stash.
I grumbled a bit about the stitch pattern but in the end it was well worth the trouble.
The sleeves are far too long for the style that they are, they sort of flare out before the cuff, and it makes me look like such a goof. I was convinced that I had unusually short arms since I had followed the pattern to a T but I noticed that the other projects on Ravelry seem to fit people the same way it fits me.
It's a shame because there is nothing I dislike more than a finished knit that won't get worn. If this garment weren't knit in pieces I would unravel it in a heart beat and save the yarn for something else but I honestly can't be bothered to pick out all of the seams and frog each individual piece.
At least it's finished, photographed, Raveled, blogged, and off of my list of things to do. Now all I need to do is find someone to gift it to.
...please excuse the poor excuse for a backdrop in the back ground of these shots, I still haven't sorted out where to stage my photo shoots in our new place.
Posted by Jane Richmond at 10:22 AM