A fun cardigan to knit! Made some modifications on shoulders to make them fit better.
I’m way back on my project pictures. A photo session of my Little Wave, Audrey in Unst and In stillness will hopefully take place this spring. :)
Gauge 20 stitsches in Little Wave pattern and 18 stitches in stockinette stitch after blocking.
Followed pattern for size 36,5 in women’s version. Made body one pattern repeat extra since I’m 179 cm tall. Made arms a couple on centimeters shorter then pattern described because many people complained about sleeves being too long.
The original shoulders tend to bit a bit too big and look like they almost falls off the shoulders I think. So I made some modification too make them fit better. I did 7 CDD decreases (size 36,5 in pattern said make 2). This worked perfect for me. Shoulders fit better and look good. The extra CDD decreases gave me fewer stitches then pattern said, but I continued as written until shaping of shoulders where i made one less “Shoulder Decrease Row A” and Shoulder Decrease Row B”.
Strap and collar
I hadn’t enough yarn to make a collar on my cardigan. I had to frog and instead I made a 1x1 rib for 9 rows. Picked up 293 stitches. I made one row button holes on row 5.
This yarn grows when blocked. Blocking made cardigan body a little too long and waist decreases isn’t in perfect place. Sad but true. And it’s itchy! Haven’t felt a merino wool this itchy before. I need to wear long sleeves underneath. Blocking didn’t make it less itchy as many have written. And the color… I don’t think the yarn make the colors justice. I choose Old Cooper because it looks amazing on Pluckys glamour shots. IRL on Trusty it looks faded and has no shine. And the color s very variegated. My fifth skein is totally off in color and I got a very unattractive pooling situation on my shoulders. I alternatived skeins all the way through this project. My overall experience is not the best, I don’t think I’ll buy this yarn ever again.
Such a well written pattern! It’s like a good book. :) I learned some new stuff and the technique was interesting and new to me. But you need a bit of experience, it’s a bit tricky here and there.