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Isla Cardigan
May 10 2015
October 18 2015
Project info
Isla Cardigan
Isla Cardigan by Cirilia Rose
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Stylecraft Pure Luxury Merino Double Knitting
8 skeins = 1040.0 yards (951.0 meters), 400 grams

Loved this little cardi from the moment I saw it! The merino yarn was in my stash already and begged to be knitted up. Tension a little small so I have gone up a needle size.
Making the rib section a size up (to accommodate my ‘pear shape’lol) then decreasing the appropriate number of stitchesat start of stocking stitch sections. Hoping this works ok!

1/9/15 getting back to this after working on numerous other projects over summer. Made a boo-boo by forgetting I had gone up a needle size and knitting half of one side in smaller needles - the ribbing seems a little tighter but over all i don’t think it will make that much difference ( I only say this because I don’t want to unravel hours worth of twisted rib…) hopefully it will block out ok. If not, well I guess I’ll have to do it again (lesson learned - make a note on pattern of any changes! You WILL forget stuff!!)


sewing up!! Nearly there now…


Found a lovely card of vintage buttons in a charity shop this week that are just perfect for this cardi so now have finally finished it!

a note about the yarn

I have never knitted anything in superwash merino before and although I love the finish and the stitch definition is amazing I feel the springyness of the wool made getting correct tension quite tricky. I probably could have knit using stated needles rather than going up a size as there is an awful lot of give in the finished item.
Also a little disappointed in the number of knots I came across in a couple of the skeins - they really show up and spoil the smooth finish of the yarn.

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by Stylecraft
100% Merino
130 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: May 10, 2015
  • Updated: October 18, 2015
  • Progress updates: 5 updates