Miette Cardigan
August 10, 2014
November 7, 2014

Miette Cardigan

Project info
Miette by Andi Satterlund
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted
176 yards in stash
7.5 skeins = 825.0 yards (754.4 meters), 375 grams
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June 21, 2014

I knitted the 42” bust size, which theoretically would have been a bit loose, but my gauge was off so it ended up being fitted like it should (probably 2-3” negative ease?). Here are the changes I made:

-Knitted 4 extra rows with no increasing before removing sleeves, because the raglan was not long enough (too tight under the arm). Then it was still too tight under the arm, so I cast on 9 stitches under each arm.

-Because of the 18 extra stitches, I had to decrease differently. I moved the decreases to the sides. I started decreasing on row 56 of the body and did mirror decreases (ssk and k2tog) on each even row, ending on row 76. And because of changing all of that, I got off with the lace pattern, so I had to knit 6 more rows to complete the lace design at the bottom.

-For the sleeves, I also had to evenly decrease to deal with extra stitches cast on under the arm. I did the mirrored decreases on row 1 (as the pattern said), then knit rows 2-11. Starting on row 12, decreased 1 stitch every even-numbered row up to (and including) row 46. Alternated between k2tog and ssk, like the pattern did. Rows 47 and 48: knitted, then continued on with the pattern and the lace design.

Picked up 61 stitches for button bands and 118 for the neck edging.

Whew! That was a lot of math. :) And a lot of changes for such a simple little sweater! But I’m pleased with how it fits.

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  • Project created: August 10, 2014
  • Finished: November 7, 2014
  • Updated: January 15, 2015
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