I’ve finished my cardigan!
Pattern: Marilyn’s Not-so-shrunken cardigan from Knit and tonic
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool
Needles: US 5
Notes: Overall I’m pretty happy with this sweater. It passes the test of not looking homemade, and I love the color. This photo is true to the actual color, unlike all the others I’ve taken. My only beef with this pattern is that it lacked a listing of finished measurements. The raglan depth was too much I think, and in the future I will stop my raglans sooner – it called for 9.5″ and that was just too much (I have skinny arms.) I tried it on at the time, but I must have been confused. I added 1 extra set of waist decreases, and did only one row of ruffles. I also modified the ruffles to make them more exaggerated by occasionally double crocheting 3 times into one stitch. I added 2 inches to the sleeve length to make 3/4 length sleeves. This sweater looks nice over any looser top – either button down shirts as in the modeled photo, or a loose camisole. I’ll try to get a modeled shot, but it won’t be today – I won’t see Marc til I finish teaching at 8, and it will be long dark then.
I’ll leave you with a shot of the buttons and ruffles instead.
Oh, I do have the obligatory “in the mirror” shot!
Last night after sewing on the buttons I cast on for Wicked. I’ve finished the collar and made it through 4 raglan increases.
4 thoughts on “The really not so shrunken cardigan”
Wow, you are a sweater machine!
The cardi looks so cute with the button up shirt.
you are certainly on a finishing spree. the cardi looks good. i dont mind a deeper raglan because I hate the feeling of tons of fabric in my armpit.
The cardi is beautiful! Love the color and it looks great on you.
That cardigan turned out great, as did your jess sweater. 🙂