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Knit Cardigan

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Finished
June 22 2016
May 7 2017
Project info
Knit Cardigan
Crochet
me
SweaterCardigan
Hooks & yarn
6.0 mm (J)
6.5 mm (K)
Loops & Threads Woolike
Notes

body was made with a K hook and cable. the sleeves were made with a double-ended J-hook.

186 fhdcs with J hook.
then for this attempt:

  • for the body, the first 5 sts on the right edge and last 6 sts on the left edge alternate between TSS and TRS. the body is TKS

06/22/2016

  • 186 fhdcs with J hook.
  • using regular J hook, 5 hdc, then {5 fphdc, 5 bphdc} for ribbing. it should end with fphdc; the last 6 sts will be hdc. for 7 rows. for rows 3, 5, 7, the end hdcs were front loop only. for the body, the first 5 sts on the right edge and last 6 sts on the left edge are TSS. the body is TKS

07/22/2016

~~on hold while i work on my HollyDay crochet~~

09/22/2016

back working on this, but sporadically… still have HollyDay crochet

11/28/2016

Back again. Took time off for HollyDay crochet and NaNo

12/05/2016

inc in rows 66,68,70,72,74, and then again in 81,83,85,87,86. Row 90 is where i’ll be splitting for the fronts and back.

12/08/2016

Row 90 was the last row before I split the fabric for fronts and back: 50 sts on each front; 120 for the back.

Early additional calculations:
Approx 60 rows for the fronts/back
Approx 90 rows for each sleeve, which may have the 5x5 ribbing like at the bottom of the sweater itself
Approx 75 rows for a hood which I’m contemplating making instead of a collar

02/08/2017

There will be 50 rows for the fronts and back. starting at row 30 of this split, I’ll be decreasing another 5 stitches over 20 rows at the center back for just a very little bit of shaping - 50 sts on each front; 110 sts for the back

02/14/2017

40 rows for front and back, and no decreases.

r1-25 (91-115): TKS
r26-35 (116-125): “lined up” Tunisian mesh
r36-40 (126-130): TKS

02/18/2017

Sewed the shoulder seams 2/16, and started on the center fronts: 7 rows of TSS, then the bottom 105 sts will decrease 1 stitch per row to create triangles/wings, also worked in TSS. My initial idea is to leave 25 or 30 sts unworked, but I’ll see how that looks when I get there.

02/19/2017

originally with the wings, I was going to sl st the first 20 sts, then create the wings. after a few rows, I decided to take out the sl sts, and start the wings at the top by the collar. however, while the first row was only decreased by 1, the rest of the rows will decrease by two sts. I’ll still leave the last 20 sts unworked to see how that looks.

02/20/2017

the above rows weren’t looking right. new stitches (for the left side, which is worked on the right side, top to bottom: sl st, sl st, 2tog, 2 tog for each row.

(the right side, which will be worked on the right side, bottom to top will end 6 sts from the end, then 2tog, 2tog and leave the last two unworked.)

02/22/2017

Only needed 25 rows for left wing, leaving 70 sts unworked. Started on right wing.

02/26/2017

Wings done! On to the sleeves!

02/28/2017

r1-4 of sleeves - 85 sts, 17 per 5 sections
r5 - decrease by 2; 17 sts in the top, 17 sts & 16 sts in next two
r6-9 - 83 sts
r10 - decrease by 2; 17 sts in the top, 16 sts in next four
r11-20 - work even

03/24/2017

continuing the sleeve:

r11-14 - work even
r15 - decrease by 2; 17 sts in the top, 16 sts & 15 sts in next two
r16-19 - work even
r20 - decrease by 2; 17 sts in the top, 15 sts in next four
r21-24 - work even
r25 - decrease by 2; 15 per 5 sections
r26-29 - work even
r30 - decrease by 2; 15 sts in the top, 15 sts & 14 sts in next two
r31-34 - work even
r35 - decrease by 2; 15 sts in the top, 14 sts in next four
r36-39 - work even
r40 - decrease by 2: 15 sts in the top, 14 sts & 13 sts in next two
r41-44 - work even
r45 - decrease by 2: 15 sts in the top, 13 sts in next four
r46-49 - work even
r50 - decrease by 2; 13 per 5 sections
r51 - work even

also, each sleeve should be 75 rows…

3/30/2017

r51-54 - work even
r55 - decrease by 2, 13 sts in the top, 13 sts & 12 sts in next two
r56-59 - work even

04/04/2017

sleeve #1 (left) done!

r60 - 13 sts in the top, 12 sts in next four
r61-64 - work even
r65 - 12 sts in the top, 11 sts in next four
r66 - 12 sts in the top, 10 sts in next four
r67 - 10 sts per 5 sections
r68 - 9 sts per 5 sections, 45 sts total
r69 - sl st around, 45 sts
r70 - ch 2, hdc around (ch 2, 44 hdc)
r71-75 - ch2, 2 fphdc, 2 bphdc around (ch 2, 44 post sts; r71-72 with I hook, r73-75 with H hook)

hood estimate is now using 60 rows

04/13/2017

Sleeve #2 done! On to the hood!

04/24/2017

hood stitch counts:

r1 - 94 sts - 13 TSS, 68 TKS, 13 TSS
increase in center every other row; make one less TSS at each end until back to 5 TSS (the TSS on the right edge do not include the original first loop on the hook; the TSS on the left edge do not include the final loop that is the yarn over and pull through 1.)
r2 - 12 TSS, 71 TKS, 12 TSS
r3 - 12 TSS, 71 TKS, 12 TSS
r4 - 11 TSS, 75 TKS, 11 TSS
r5 - 11 TSS, 75 TKS, 11 TSS
r6 - 10 TSS, 79 TKS, 10 TSS
r7 - 10 TSS, 79 TKS, 10 TSS
r8 - 9 TSS, 83 TKS, 9 TSS
r9 - 9 TSS, 83 TKS, 9 TSS
r10 - 8 TSS, 87 TKS, 8 TSS
r11 - 8 TSS, 87 TKS, 8 TSS
r12 - 7 TSS, 89 TKS, 7 TSS
r13 - 7 TSS, 89 TKS, 7 TSS
r14 - 6 TSS, 91 TKS, 6 TSS
r15 - 6 TSS, 91 TKS, 6 TSS
r16 - 5 TSS, 95 TKS, 5 TSS
r17 - 5 TSS, 95 TKS, 5 TSS
r18 - 5 TSS, 97 TKS, 5 TSS
r19 - 5 TSS, 97 TKS, 5 TSS
r20 - 5 TSS, 99 TKS, 5 TSS
r21 - 5 TSS, 99 TKS, 5 TSS
r22 - 5 TSS, 101 TKS, 5 TSS
repeat r22 until r60

as of 4/24, i’ve completed up to r41

04/30/2017

hood will be 70 rows! almost done! (at the time of this note, i’m at 60 rows completed on the hood!) i had a good suggestion from a lady at my SnB, who said to plan on the side of a larger hood. while at 60 rows, it would be workable, i think it’ll look better with 10 more rows.

05/07/2017

12:20 a.m. - finished!

i did a total of 10 rows of ribbing on the sleeves (it was 5, but i added 5 more)

hood:
r61 - 5 TSS, 48 TKS, dec, TKS, dec, 48 TKS, 5 TSS
r62 - 5 TSS, 99 TKS, 5 TSS
r63 - 5 TSS, 47 TKS, dec, TKS, dec, 47 TKS, 5 TSS
r64 - 5 TSS, 97 TKS, 5 TSS
r65 - 5 TSS, 46 TKS, dec, TKS, dec, 46 TKS, 5 TSS
r66 - 5 TSS, 95 TKS, 5 TSS
r67 - 5 TSS, 45 TKS, dec, TKS, dec, 45 TKS, 5 TSS
r68 - 5 TSS, 93 TKS, 5 TSS
r69 - 5 TSS, 44 TKS, dec, TKS, dec, 44 TKS, 5 TSS
r70 - 5 TSS, 91 TKS, 5 TSS

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Finished
June 22 2016
May 7 2017
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
About this yarn
by Loops & Threads
Light Fingering
85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon
678 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: June 4, 2016
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