Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Progress On Popsickle

I've had a few issues with the Popsicle cardigan related to the pattern. It's knit in the round to the underarm. The sleeves which I knit at the same time on one needle are then supposed to be sewn up before attaching to the body. There are also 8 stitches under the arm to be left on stitch holders for later grafting. That together with 8 free stitches from the body are meant to be grafted with the Kitchener method. I suspect that will allow for more freedom of underarm movement. It's actually pretty clever. What doesn't work is sewing up the sleeves before attaching to the body. It becomes too cumbersome and I had to undo the sleeves and leave them free.

The instructions for the right and left front stitch counts didn't line and I didn't notice it until I had the sleeves knitted in, grrr. Lots of tinking to remove the whole mess, go back to the body and recalculate both fronts. The pattern was badly written and I probably didn't read it correctly but now it's fixed.

I'm now at the last stage where I'm knitting three more inches before the cast off. Other than that I'm liking this cardigan and may make a hat to match.

Popsickle

I've had a request from my offspring for this...

A New Project

I bought the Mason-Dixon Knitting, Outside The Lines for this pattern and was shocked to see that it uses sock yarn, grrr. That will make this a long project.

Yes, there are socks, are there ever not socks on needles?

Merino & Silk

And just because I spend so much time sitting on my bum knitting I'm using this fairly frequently now. Gotta get that heart working.

Heart Love



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9 Comments:

Blogger ..... Carmen said...

Gorgeous Cardigan! It will look great on Elliotte :) That sweater is gorgeous, but you're right, with sock yarn it could take a LONG time to knit it up :|

March 10, 2009 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Carmen, thanks for the comment. When I first dyed it I thought it was too bright but I'm liking the way it knit up...thanks for visiting.

March 10, 2009 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Wow you knit fast! It is really cute and a matching hat to go with it would be cute also. The biggest problem I am having with knitting is understanding the patterns. I have finally decided to go to my local yarn shop and get some hands on learning. Now I am wondering what is wrong with sock yarn....

March 10, 2009 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Brenda, patterns can be tricky sometimes so I guess the best advice is to read it all the way through and highlight important sections. I've almost decided instead of a hat to add a hoodie, I'm just looking for some instructions amongst my thousands of patterns for a guide. Your local store should be able to help you, if you lived up my way I would help you...

March 10, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Rudee said...

It's beautiful. It looks perfect for your granddaughter. I'm sure she'll love it.

March 10, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Rudee I've frogged the neckline twice already trying to figure out how to turn it into a hoodie. I might have to give up and just make a hat, grrr...

March 10, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Rudee said...

Either way, it'll be adorable. I'm really impressed with the way this color knit up. You are a fearless artiste!

March 11, 2009 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger erin said...

I love the colours, and I can't wait to see it on Ellie this spring. Best of luck on that next sweater project!!

March 11, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger Rositta said...

Erin, thanks for visiting. The sweater is done just the buttons left. I have decided that I can't put a hood on it so I'm doing a little hat to go with it. I think it will suite Elliotte beautifully...

March 11, 2009 at 8:04 PM  

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