Thursday, June 21, 2007

One down, four to go

I've finished the first piece of my $1.50 cardigan!

You can't tell from this photo, but this piece (the back) is actually quite wide, and I'm a little bit concerned. I realize I've voiced this worry before, so instead of belaboring the point I'm going to carry on and hope it works out. I ended up starting the armhole shaping at 15" instead of the 18.5" the pattern recommended, although I made the armhole the same depth (well, maybe 1/4" smaller). I think this length will work out much better for me than that in the original pattern. I was a bit torn about which piece to start next, and I've decided, on Jennifer's advice, to do the striped front next (instead of the cabled one), since it matches the back. I think this is a good plan. I intended to cast on the first front tonight but instead worked on the Purdy Plum socks, the second of which is just in need of about 1/2" of ribbing. They will be a Christmas gift, done very early!


Amie said...

My guess is it will stretch downward slightly with wearing and not be so wide.

But it's very pretty! How are you liking the pattern?

Angelika said...

I like the pattern to, but I'd like to knit the front in only one of the two patterns. I just couldn't tell you which one I like better for it. Thanks for you input on the swatch.