Monday, May 2, 2016

Cropped and cute

In knitting land, things are going well...
As you can see, the body of the cardigan is done. The bottom ribbing is an inch shorter than the pattern calls for. that's for two reasons:
1) I have a short waist
2) 1-1 ribbing is probably one of the most tedious stitch patterns. If I had to do a whole inch more of it, someone was going to end up stabbed with a knitting needle.

All that's left now is the sleeves and the front bands. I was tempted to knit the bands first to get them out of the way, but knitting with the handspun is just too much fun
So I've  split the remaining yarn into two balls, roughly equal in size. I'll knit until theyrun out, and add an inch of ribbing at the end.

But as much as I want to finish this cardigan up, I really do need to get back to those fox socks.

4 comments:

Dee said...

Such pretty color play in those balls. Can't wait to see it all finished up.

Alisha said...

Looks beautiful!

kathy b said...

Oh I LOVE love love how it is turning out. SIgh Cardigans are so much work......
I am not a big fan of 1 by 1 ribbing either! but it does hold up well!

Araignee said...

That was fast. It look great!