Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Castlegar Cardigan Final
Designer, Laura Chau, came up with a fingering weight gauge cardigan that really piqued my interest.
Yarn: Knitpicks Stroll
231 yards per skein
Needles: Size 3 US circular needles and size 2 dpns
This cute little cardi took considerable time, but I'm not a very speedy knitter, and I do believe I could have made it a little shorter, probably 2-3 inches. I always forget I'm not 5'5"....crap.
Do you notice the puckering? Yeah, me too. I could have made a size smaller, but there's nothing more uncomfortable than a tight sweater. Well, I guess having to go to the bathroom while standing in line for tickets at the movies is a bit more uncomfortable, but I digress.
Ignore the fold line down the back of the cardi. It was waiting patiently for a photographer. Thanks, Alexis.
This was truly a breeze to knit, and I highly recommend the pattern. Just make sure you have enough yarn. The neck area could have been about an inch higher, if I hadn't been living on the edge, with less than half a skein of yarn and no button bands.
See what I mean about the buttons? They do seem to be a bit heavy, but I love them with this pattern, so I think I'll leave them as is. I will definitely take that into consideration when I make another lightweight sweater again. By the way, those are freckles, not age spots! Don't judge me.