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My First Cardigan
Finished
January 22 2011
April 17 2011
Project info
My First Cardigan
Leaving by Anne Hanson
Knitting
me
50 1/2 bust
Needles & yarn
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1,632 yards = 12 skeins
Mission Falls 136 Merino Superwash
272 yards in stash
12 skeins = 1632.0 yards (1492.3 meters), 600 grams
149
Blue-green
The Tinsmith’s Wife in Comfort, Texas
October 8, 2010
Notes

I’ve made Anne Hanson’s socks before, and this was a great first experience with making a fitted sweater. And it DOES fit… I can button it and the button band doesn’t gap, but I used Susan Bates stitch markers to make my Dorset buttons, and they are not the sturdiest things in existence.

Pattern mods - I’m short-waisted, so I took 2” off the fronts and back between the bust and the shoulder. I used the tutorial and formulas in the book Knitting Plus to recalculate the sleeve cap shaping to fit the new armholes. I also took an inch off the arm length, and grouped the last series of arm increases to occur soon after the elbow, so this close-fitting sleeve wouldn’t pull tight over my upper arms. (Total arm width at the top worked for me, but big girls, ymmv.)


mid-March
I’ve been spinning, knitting socks, etc in addition to this project, but just found out that Anne Hanson will be teaching in my city in a month, so I became monogamous to get this done in time. (Finished in the wee hours of the morning the day of my classes.)


Cast on just in time for 7 hrs of championship football tomorrow. :) Swatch has been done but unwashed/unblocked since before Christmas.

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  • Project created: January 23, 2011
  • Updated: April 18, 2011