Wednesday, October 19, 2005

2005 knitting - stripy cardigan


stripy cardigan, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Earlier this year there was an article in the Saturday Guardian magazine on Debbie Stoller and the resurgence of knitting in the US. This was one of the patterns included.

Pattern: The go-everywhere, go-with-everything cardigan by Laura Jean Bernhardson from Guardian weekend, January 8 2005.

Yarn: Purple Patons FAB! DK and some random red acrylic

Needles: 3.5mm I think.

Modifications: stripes

Date: January - February 2005

I did everything wrong, didn't knit a gauge swatch (gasp!), didn't think too much about the yarn, had no concept of blocking (I ironed it to get the stocking stitch to lie flat which the acrylic didn't like much). But I like the result and wear it regularly. I might take it to bits and reblock it one day and maybe add an applied i-cord edging.

1 comment:

Knitting Freak said...

Your giving me hope...