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Long cardi
December 2011
February 2012
Project info
Long cardi
134-43 Autumn Elegance by DROPS design
Needles & yarn
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
Berroco Softy
none left in stash
10 skeins = 1040.0 yards (951.0 meters), 500 grams
Benjamin Franklin

The yarn was given to me as a birthday gift from knittinmanic.
The pattern is just what I had in mind for this yarn with the following changes:

  • I made it a bit shorter.

  • I knit this seamless by knitting the back and front pieces together and when adding stitches for the sleeves for the back I added the stitches with the provisional cast-on. Then when I go back to finishing the left and right front I add these life stitches to the piece instead of casting on new additional stitches.

  • I knit the shoulders and top of sleeves together in a 3 needle bind off.

  • When knitting the collar I wrapped the yarn after the last stitch of the short rows around the next stitch so I won’t have gaping holes.

  • I joined the two halves of the collar with a three needle bind off.

  • I made the shawl wider; actually by default because I wanted the front to overlap and the best way to do this was to pick up stitches all along up the front around the collar and down the other side and knitted a 5 inch boarder.

IT’S FINISHED!! :) I am very pleased with it. It feels so soft and comfortable.

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December 2011
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by Berroco
100% Nylon
104 yards / 50 grams

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  • Originally queued: December 27, 2011
  • Project created: December 30, 2011
  • Finished: February 21, 2012
  • Updated: October 2, 2012
  • Progress updates: 9 updates