stash busting cardi
February 25, 2015
March 29, 2015

stash busting cardi

Project info
Transverse Cardigan by Ann Weaver
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Lion Brand LB Collection Organic Wool
22 yards in stash
4.15 skeins = 767.8 yards (702.0 meters), 415 grams
Lion Brand Yarn Studio in NYC, New York
August 11, 2009

thoughts: i love the length modifications I made so it fits how I want it to -- I wear long sleeves throughout most of the year and i have a very long torso and like to keep it covered in the back. This is a classic shape. I’m not happy overdye attempts haven’t yet worked nor with my buttons but c’est la vie.

project notes (most recent first):
(2015-04-14 i need to figure out about how much yarn i used. i put the extra away for when i found better buttons. i didn’t put it away proper so it’ll be a while until I find it. this is a guess..)
2015-03-29 done!! most ends woven. buttons on. not the buttons i want but they’ll have to do. attempted to overdye -- tested on my swatch, bought cheap dye and it rinsed out despite several methods attempting to set it (i overdyed a pair of socks beautifully). will knit additional swatches and test after pesach, think i need to presoak differently. wish i knitted the body longer -- it’s ok, just not as long as I wanted. checking stitch counts & gauge, that’s my fault. sleeves aren’t quite desired length but they blocked right.
2015-03-23 knitting both sleeves together now. ideal goal is 18.25” for the sleeves. currently at about 11”
2015-03-22 finished bottom band (7 ridges) and back at sleeve, think they’re now even but need to recount before i work them together.
2015-03-21 p/u stitches & 3 ndl bindoff for side hems. left both sleeves to p/u & knit for bottom band.
2015-03-17 on the back!
2015-02-25 swatch & math. 16stx28row. pco for sleeve as i want to lengthen them but don’t know how much yarn i’ll have.

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185 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: February 25, 2015
  • Finished: April 6, 2015
  • Updated: April 14, 2015
  • Progress updates: 4 updates