m1khaela's projects
Purple Stripes Overload Delancey Cardigan
Finished
May 25 2013
May 8 2014
Project info
Purple Stripes Overload Delancey Cardigan
Delancey Cardigan by Alexis Winslow
Knitting
Me
33 (even though I have a 38.5" bust... I hear this pattern is stretchy)
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1,168 yards = 9.5 skeins
Knit Picks Merino Style
215 yards in stash
5.25 skeins = 645.8 yards (590.5 meters), 262 grams
40875
Blue-purple
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Merino Style
338 yards in stash
1.25 skeins = 153.8 yards (140.6 meters), 62 grams
Fog
21910
Gray
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Merino Style
none left in stash
1 skein = 123.0 yards (112.5 meters), 50 grams
13939
Purple
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Merino Style
none left in stash
1 skein = 123.0 yards (112.5 meters), 50 grams
35167
Purple
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Merino Style
none left in stash
1 skein = 123.0 yards (112.5 meters), 50 grams
40844
Knit Picks
Notes

5/8/14: Blocked and DONE. She fits PERFECTLY and I’m so glad I made the 33” size even though I have a 38.5” bust (the short version as described here) despite my nervousness. The fabric is very stretchy and may even grow a little more. LOVE everything about this sweater… Alexis Winslow is a GENIUS. What a fun and awesome knit!

Flower buttons are from Pacific Trimming.

I used a back join to change stripe colors.

5/1/14: Just bound off. Now to weave in a million ends!

5/30/13: Change of plan. Knit a new swatch with size 5 needles and got almost exact gauge. But I STILL think I will knit the 33” size… Would much rather have a too-small cardi and stretch it out than a too-baggy cardi I can’t wear. But I may need to start over on metal needles, my plastic needles are slowing me down…

5/25/13: Swatched to figure out color scheme and gauge (though haven’t blocked the swatch yet) and am not getting the gauge quite right, even on size six needles—I have slightly too few stitches per inch. So I’m going to make the 33” bust version and hope it comes out about 35” or 36” total (which would give me 2.5-3.5” negative ease, just the way I like it).

viewed 351 times | helped 2 people
Finished
May 25 2013
May 8 2014
 
About this pattern
316 projects, in 1519 queues
m1khaela's overall rating
m1khaela's clarity rating
m1khaela's difficulty rating
About this yarn
by Knit Picks
DK
100% Merino
123 yards / 50 grams

7055 projects

stashed 5320 times

m1khaela's star rating
  • Originally queued: April 2, 2012
  • Project created: May 25, 2013
  • Finished: May 10, 2014
  • Updated: May 12, 2014
  • Progress updates: 3 updates