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January 1 2016
March 17 2016
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Missing From My Wardrobe
Fancy Cardi by Joji Locatelli
me, of course
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St
Indigodragonfly CaribouBaa
none left in stash
4 skeins = 1741.2 yards (1592.2 meters), 400 grams
Indigodragonfly in Haliburton, Ontario
August 4, 2015

Finished on St. Patrick’s Day - appropriate with this colour.

I love green, especially the darker forest/hunter variety. Why I don’t have a green cardi I wear to work is beyond me. Time to fix that! This is a great cardi. It can be worn double-breasted, single-breasted, and open. Lightweight and pretty!

Cast on Jan 1 - Yarniacs self-indulgent KAL.

Followed the pattern pretty much (!) except:

  • picked up for M sleeves (84 stitches) then decreased 2 on row 2 then 4 on row 4 to end up with 78 stitches, then on row 11, and every 11th after until 62 stitches, then every 10th row to 54 stitches. 37 rows, then cuff. These sleeves were a little wide if knit per pattern.
  • also stopped increasing for the body after I reached 333 stitches.
  • twisted rib for hem and cuffs.
  • 5 rounds rib then bind-off for cuff, as running out of yarn!

3 skeins body - 16.5 inches
1 skein both sleeves - 19 inches.

I bought this yarn from Kim @ Indigodragonfly directly, as she is on the road to my sister’s cottage. I love Cariboubaa, and this is a beautiful colourway. It is thinner than tml (plied, for one thing) and I thought about going down a needle size and knitting L, or knitting M, but I want something light and drapey, and I’ve already knit this yarn successfully on 3.5 mm needles, so I’m going to stick with that size and knit M. Tiny amount left. Perfect amount for this sweater.

Pattern Gauge: 23 sts and 30 rows to 4” (10cm) in Vine Lace pattern on US 4 (3.5mm) needles.
23 sts and 32 rows to 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette St on US 4 (3.5mm) needles.

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by Indigodragonfly
100% Merino
435 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 1, 2015
  • Project created: December 29, 2015
  • Finished: March 18, 2016
  • Updated: March 19, 2016
  • Progress updates: 4 updates