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.
I've had a request from my offspring for this...
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?
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.
Labels: knitting for Ellie