I loooove this cardigan. The yarn’s colour is perfect, it’s warm and squishy, and this cardigan will be getting a lot of wear.
I’m aiming to write a blog post about it soon but in the mean time some notes below.
Unblocked: 25s x 32r
Blocked: 22s x 32r (I was aiming for 20s x 30r)
I started with:
Skein 1: 102g
Skein 2: 105g
Skein 3: 104g
Skein 4: ? I think it was 104g
I alternated skeins along the front panels but then it got a bit tricky due the construction so I just knit a few rows with each skein as I changed them over. There were no issues at all with the beautiful yarn - I can’t tell where the skeins were changed in and out!
11 September - Cast on for the ribbing.
5 November - I’ve finished the front panels, about to join up the pockets, and I have 150g remaining from the first three skeins so I’ve used around 161g. I’m starting to worry about running out of yarn if the back uses more than 150g+ and then I have one skein left for the sleeves. Eek.
13 November - I’m using skein 3 as I split for the sleeves so I want to start the sleeves with skein 3 just in case for colour consistency (although I’m having no problems since I had to do the short row neck section with a single skein after alternating at the beginning of the project).
Due to my different gauge, other people’s project comments, and my calculations, I’ve cast on 6 st under each arm to make the sleeves a bit roomier.
31 December - I finished the body last night - it weighs in at 350g and I have 50g remaining so my sleeves might need to be shortened a bit.
12 January - I finished the cardigan. I was running low on yarn so I decided to end the sleeves above my elbows as using it all up may have left me with sleeves just past the elbows that may have curled. I therefore reduced the ribbing to be approximately a third of the length of the sleeve rather than as per the pattern.
It is a bit fiddly and the Finnish book version I used left a bit of pondering about whether I was doing it right and I had to refer to the errata linked from the pattern page.
I ended up using two cables with a needle and a stopper on each so I could try the body on as it grew.
If I knit it again, I will do the initial front panel increases more frequently so that my front panels wouldn’t be as wide.
Otherwise I absolutely love it.