I’m super excited to be joining Kelly’s KAL (Celtic Cast On) for this cardigan that I’ve wanted to knit for ages!
Start date: 9/24
9/25 I did a gauge swatch this morning - the gauge of 15 sts + 16 rows = 4” over stockinette using an US size 10 1/2 needle. I was quite pleased that I matched gauge so I will not be making any size adjustments. I’m following Kelly’s lead and starting with the sleeves - I’ve completed the ribbing and one repeat of the pattern. This yarn is soooo squishy soft!!!
9/28 I have 4 more increases to go for the first sleeve - I’m loving the pattern!
10/6 My first sleeve is done and casting on the mate tomorrow!
10/10 I’m still working on the 2nd sleeve and should be done by Friday!
10/11 All done with the increases for the 2nd sleeve; two repeats of the cable stitch to go and then I start the raglan decrease; Update: 2nd sleeve is done and now on to the body!
10/16 Body ribbing finished and starting the cable work. I’ve decided to replace the cable cross stitch pattern with a left cable/right cable stitch pattern - I like the look much better. Also, I did not do the fitted decreases - knitted straight and decreased the number of stitches needed in the armhold/raglan shaping.
10/22 The back is all finished and now I’m casting on one of the front panels.
10/25 The front left panel is starting to look really good. I really like the ear of corn pattern stitch - quick and easy to memorize!
11/6 The front left panel is all done and now casting on the right panel. I did not decrease any stitches but knitted straight - the decreases needed was done in the armhole/raglan shaping.
11/20 The front right panel is really starting to look good and I’m almost done and should have this completed by the weekend, fingers crossed!
11/21 I have finished and now need to sew it all together! The photo isn’t the best but it’s early in the morning and very bad lighting.
Update I just need to finishing seaming the sides and sleeves together and I’ll be all done!
11/22 I had my hubby take photos for me this morning and I love how it turned out. My sleeves are a tad bit too long, but I don’t mind, they can be pushed up or turned up.