Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cardi Time

A few weeks ago when I was "Fall" cleaning my apartment, I came across a box that had some yarn in it. After a moment or two of wondering what the heck it was for, I remembered I had purchased this yarn back in March. Of course, I needed to look at old posts to figure out what I was suppose to knit with the yarn.

I wasn't sure if I wanted to use this yarn for that particular pattern anymore. I went to Ravelry and decided to see what others were knitting with this Knit Pick Merino Style yarn. Lo' and behold I noticed many were knitting the Puff-Sleeved Feminine Cardigan from Fitted Knits. This is a sweater my sister had knitted months ago and I knew I eventually wanted to knit this for myself. I thought at the time I wanted to use a yarn that had a "sheen" or "silkiness" to it. My mind was quickly changed when sis didn't like the outcome of the bamboo yarn she used for hers.

Last Friday I decided to cast on for my own cardi using the yarn that was hiding from me for months in a box under a table in front of my very own eyes. It really is amazing what you can find when you really clean things out.

So this is what I got for a few days knitting. I had to go down to a size 5 needle to get gauge. I am about 88 stitch increases from getting to the point where I put the sleeve stitches on waste yarn (11 more rows to go). At this point I will have 410 stitches on the needles. I feel like it is taking forever, but I guess when you think about how I only started it Friday night and have gotten to where I am now, it's not going too bad.

Quick update on my Top-Down Raglan Cardi - one sleeve done, one to go, have to purchase and sew on 9 black buttons.


  1. It's looking good. This pattern definitely works better with a more substantial yarn. It feels like seriously slow going because we are always used to having only part of the sweater on the needles at one time.

  2. Hey, human knitting machine!! It looks great. I think we can definately find some cute and unusual buttons at Rhinebeck. I bought some really nice ones last year. 3 more days. Yippee!!!

  3. That yarn is gorgeous. I can't wait to see your finished project.

  4. Wow, that's quick work. That yarn seems like it will be perfect for that sweater. Isn't it nice to learn from your sister's mistakes? 3 days til I get to see you guys in Rhinebeck!