Saturday, July 4, 2009

More Socks & A Cardigan.

I made another pair of socks for DH's size 13 feet. I really enjoy knitting these. There are so many plain rows that they are idea as a project to take anywhere or knit while I am watching TV. DH is also very appreciative of them so that is a plus too : )

I have finished my latest project, a Cardigan in DK for me. I altered this pattern a bit by using 4.5mm needles and changing the shaping of the body. In the pattern there is a shaped body starting with rib but I did double moss stitch for the bottom border and then continued straight to the yoke shaping. I also altered the sleeves to make them taper all the way up instead of straight to the elbow and I put a double moss stitch border at the wrists too.

I used Cascade 220 and found that my tension was too tight on 4mm needles and it didn't drape very well, so I switched to 4.5mm needles and made a smaller size. Iso had to make the body and sleeves 3" shorter than the pattern......small, me????? No way, these patterns are designed for giants LOL


mandycharlie said...

Your cardigan is gorgeous, such a lovely shape and colour, I love it.

You must be very pleased.

Julie said...

Great cardigan. I love how it turned out. :)

Yarnspider said...

Love the cardy, such a pretty colour.