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October 31 2011
October 2 2012
Project info
Lounge Act Cardigan
Lounge Act by Ann Weaver
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Berroco Ultra Alpaca
430 yards in stash
5 skeins = 1075.0 yards (983.0 meters), 500 grams
Annie & Company Knitting in New York City, New York
February 2010

12/3/12 Replaced wood buttons with metal ones.

10/2/12 The sweater is finished and the fit is great thanks to vertical dart shaping and the sleeve revision. Knitting it top down was annoying but ever so nice to not have to sew it together. I started new skeins at the stockinette/rib border because finding places to bury the ends is tricky with no seams and all stockinette.

9/29/12 This project is out of hibernation and I intend to finish it before the one year mark. I have one cuff and one sleeve to go. I like this yarn a lot.

12/16/11 I almost finished the first sleeve but it is weird so I rewrote the sleeve directions tapering it all the way down. The second sleeve is much better the new way. Now I’ll frog and reknit the first sleeve and this sweater will be finished.

12/10/11 Finished the body and am very pleased with the fit. Now on to the sleeves.

12/6/11 This project has been languishing for a few weeks but I picked it up yesterday and knit through another skein. WIP photo shows 2 skeins done; sleeves on stitch holders; ready to begin waist shaping.

10/31/11 I used Alternate Cable Cast-on to create a 1x1 ribbed edge on the neck and I’m using a 4 stitch wrap buttonhole worked on the wrong side. I’m planning 7 buttons.

This cardi will be solid color although the original pattern is striped. The pattern is fitted by using front & back darts. I chose the “finished size” as my size, ignoring the 4” ease in the pattern notes (4”! Is that for the men’s version?).

After swatching w/assorted #7/4.5mm and #8/5mm needles I decided on #7 straights to begin. I switched to a 24” circ for a while but now I’m on a 47” circ which makes it easy to “try on” the sweater now that I have a few inches.
Sleeves started on 16” circ and finished on 7” dpns.

Notes for knitting this again: fewer rib rows at neck and wrist and additional rib rows on the button band.

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October 31 2011
October 2 2012
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by Berroco
50% Wool, 50% Alpaca
215 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: October 31, 2011
  • Finished: October 2, 2012
  • Updated: October 20, 2015
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