Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Oh, yeah -- knitting!


Here is my Featherweight Cardigan (which I'm calling the Welterweight Cardigan, because my yarn is a heavy laceweight). After this photo, I saw that I wanted a longer cardigan, so I performed some minor sweater surgery. I threaded a lifeline through the last row before the ribbing, ripped the ribbing, knit another two inches in st. st., and starting ribbing again. (So, where the needle is in the photo is about where the ribbing starts now.) I did just under two inches of ribbing and bound off. I'm going to do three-quarter-length sleeves, and I'm going to do the neck/front band in k1,p1 ribbing to avoid the dreaded curl.

My version is a little roomier than most others, but it's because I see this cardigan as a fall/winter layer instead of a summer cover-up. The yarn (Blackberry Ridge silk blend lace) is wool and silk and, like I said, heavier than other laceweight yarns, so this is going to be warm. And it needs to fit over more than a tank top. I just hope it doesn't block out to be really huge. (What? Swatch? Swhaa...?)

I picked up the current issue of Knitscene after hearing Nicole and Jenny talk about it. Is anyone else thinking of making the Heather Hoodie Vest without the hood?

10 comments:

miss ewe said...

I like the Heather Hoodie too, only were I to make it... I think I'd need sleeves. Not sure about the hood.

travelknitter said...

The cardi is looking great. I love the yarn - it looks like the perfect shade of red.

Ellen said...

I love the color of your Featherweight Cardigan and can't wait to see the front. It must be a top-down knit, or you wouldn't have been able to rip the ribbing, no?

nicole said...

I want to make that Heather Hoodie without the hood in part because the hood seems too big and in part because I have the perfect yarn, but not enough for the hood.

Carolyn said...

i'm thinking of making it WITH the hood. ;)

Seanna Lea said...

I love your Welterweight. I need to see what I have for laceweight in my stash, but it looks like a great cover up in the office where light is always a pretty good option.

There were a number of tops I wanted to make from that Knitscene including the vest. I'm not sure which one I would make first, but I'd probably leave the hood on. I'm not sure what the best finish would be if I decided not to add it.

Knittripps said...

I love the rich red color!

Jackie said...

I love the fabric of your cardigan! I think the extra length will be good for a heavier sweater! Can't wait to see it all!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very nice and I love the yarn and color.

Paula said...

I'm such a dork..never heard of a lifeline for ripping. Thanks for the tip. I'm also making this sweater...it's taking FOREVER!!!