Rocking a Cardigan for Rhinebeck
August 6, 2018
October 19, 2018

Rocking a Cardigan for Rhinebeck

Project info
Rock the Lobster by yellowcosmo
Size 40
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
967 yards = 2.95 skeins
Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snazzy
2.46 skeins = 806.9 yards (737.8 meters), 246 grams
Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snazzy
0.49 skeins = 160.7 yards (147.0 meters), 49 grams

This will be my Rhinebeck sweater 2018

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Going to make some alterations the chart to make it a little more Halloween inspired. Used some additional charts and modified them so that they could be added.

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Also note that this is my very first time ever steeking. So I hope this all works out.


  • Will use a skein of Midnight I have left from another project. Its 32 grams. I will use this for the collar and button bands.

  • Also going to have the top collar be black instead of the gray this way the pattern is framed in.

  • Switched to US 5 for colorwork sections.

  • Going to work the next sleeve size up and CO 12 under arm stitches instead of 10.

  • Since I want the arms a little bigger but not the bodice I decreased by 2 stitches on either side of the underarm before completing the short rows.

  • I hate w&t so I am doing German Short Rows. Awesome tutorial here.

  • Working the body until it measures 7” from underarm CO then I will work the bottom ribbing.

  • also adding some waist shaping to this cardigan. Once the piece measure 2.25” from the under arm I began the shaping. I place a stitchmarker in the center of each under arm and 4 stitch before these markers I will do a SSK, k2, sm, k2, k2tog. Then knit 3 rows. Repeated this twice.

  • Then I did the same decrease row and then knit 5 rows.

  • Then the same decrease row and knit 8 rows. I did one more decrease row. Ended with 196 sts.

  • worked ribbing for 2” and the BO in pattern.

  • Worked the sleeve until it was 14.25” from underarm then did the ribbing. The sleeves are now more of bracelet length than 3/4.

  • Wet blocked entire cardigan before adding the button bands on either side.

  • machine sewed two zigzag strips close to each other on either side of the cut before picking up for button band.

  • To hide the raw edge on the inside I used some Ghost satin ribbon which I whip stitched into place on either side.

  • Can watch a video of me cutting my ever first steek with the cardigan the night before Indie Untangled 2018 here.

August 12, 2018

video my friend recommended for steeking.

August 21, 2018

Did a small sample of the bat I was thinking of adding into the colorwork collar. I think it looks like a bat. And I think it will be ok too that the bat is gray and not black. IDK….

August 23, 2018

Ok- not sure if I really like the way the steak stitches are set up. I feel like its a lot of yarn to strand over one section so I am switching the colors. But there is still a strand. If I knew more about steeking I would probably have set it up differently.

August 24, 2018

Just spent the past few hours frogging back the 6 center steeking stitches and turned them into a checkboard knit pattern. I feel much better about this. Didn’t feel comfortable enough to go all the back to the beginning but I was able to handle the first 6 rows I had done of the yoke.

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by Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn
80% Merino, 20% Nylon
328 yards / 100 grams

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  • Originally queued: July 29, 2018
  • Project created: August 6, 2018
  • Finished: October 20, 2018
  • Updated: December 3, 2018
  • Progress updates: 7 updates