Thursday, May 08, 2008

Dollar and a Half Cardigan

Well I've begun a new project, against my better judgment. If you recognize this...

It really is against my better judgment, not just because I need to actually finish something, but because all the comments on Ravelry are about how terrible this sweater is and how it's going to be frogged. I am probably going to end up in the same boat, but for now, I'm going for it. I didn't really bother to swatch because I'm really not a fan. I know, I know, it is the worst habit. If I do swatch I usually just knit something very small to make sure I'm on the right track. Besides, with this pattern, the swatch is the lace pattern and that didn't make much sense to me starting out and so I ended up just ripping out the ribbing a few times. I usually knit things for chest size 36, but since I was using bigger needles, I cast on the small size instead of the medium. But even that was way too big, like 22 inches instead of 17 or something. I ripped it and started over with smaller needles. It is going okay for now, but I think I will take the recommendations from Ravelry and knit the reverse stockinette with even smaller needles.

But the yarn is pretty! I'm using Classic Elite Skye Tweed in Scottish Mist. It will be a nice neutral cardigan. I need a good one in grey anyway.

This tree is blooming outside my window and it is lovely.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

A coworker of mine has a Dollar and a Half cardigan her mother knit for her, and it came out beautifully! I'm surprised to hear so many knitters are frogging theirs. I have a good feeling about yours - that tweed is luscious.