Thursday, June 17, 2010
FO: Featherweight Cardigan
Pattern: Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig
Yarn: 1 skein and a few yards of another Filatura Di Crosa Centolavaggi
Needles: US 6 circular needle
Started: March 26, 2010
Finished: June 9, 2010
I was a little worried that using such a spiderweb yarn would cause a serious change in gauge. I measured and found it difficult to get a good judge of stitch count. sigh... I suppose this teaches me again why I knit swatches.
Since the numbers I was getting were inconsistent, I chose the average stitch number which then lead me to go up in garment size to make sure I didn't end up with a form fitting sweater. The end result is large and I swim in it, but I love that about it.
The pattern calls for a simple rib for the border, collar and cuff but I chose to add some lace. Thanks to my Knit Peep Knitterary for lending me the book Knitting on the Edge. Tons of fabulous stuff in that book... I know I will definitely have to add that to my collection.
With the 14 st lace pattern picked out, I did have to do a bit of reordering as the pattern is written top up and not top down. No biggie, just chart it out and BAM. It's all good.
I also added 10 short rows along the back neck to allow the collar to fold down instead of bunching up around my neck.
I am truly happy to be wearing this sweater and very pleased at how the lace adds that bit of posh!