Wednesday, August 17, 2016

FO: Cropped Cardi

I won the game of yarn chicken!
The cropped cardigan was finished mostly* successfully with several yards to spare. That was mostly due to the fact that I decided to finish the fronts off with an applied i-cord
And once those i-cords ran the length of fronts, I kept going to make a cute little tie closure.
The cardigan is a heavily modified version of the TPCT (a great pattern which had instructions for top-down, bottom up and tips for customizing - though not for making it a cardigan - I did that on my own).
I used Alley Cat for this one- the colourway is 'Firestarter'. It was one of those skeins that didn't want to place nice with any stitch pattern, and was too pretty to hide away as a pair of vanilla socks. Alley Cat is also super-nice to wear as a garment, because there's no itch and it washes easily.

All tolled, this little cardi took two weeks of not so steady knitting. A quick little knit with great results.

* I say 'mostly' successful, because sadly, it does not fit me. It's not the fault of the pattern - as you recall I've already knit one that fits great. I think the issues stem from the fact that the first one used handspun, which was a bit heavier than the Alley Cat, and on this one... I think I might have missed an increase row.

But all is not lost. It will definitely fit the lovely Samantha. It will find its way to her house very soon.

5 comments:

RobinH said...

Lucky Samantha!

Dee said...

Samantha is going to LOVE it.

Congrats on the finish AND for finding the perfect home for it.

Chrisknits b said...

It's adorable, but boo on the not fitting! I hope the next one is a perfect fit!

Araignee said...

Oh, no.....don't you hate when that happens. I've got a couple of things on the needles myself that I am pretty sure will be too small. It's just perfect in every other way. It will make a fabulous gift!

elns said...

I am SO glad you won that game of yarn chicken! I'm sorry it doesn't fit you, but it's lovely and Samantha is a very lucky lady! It's beautiful.