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.