Thursday, January 12, 2017

One down...

Yes my friends... that is one completed sleeve. Just one more, then some simple button bands, and this puppy is finished! When I started this cardigan, I intended to knit it exactly as written - no mods. Then at the underarms, I read the pattern wrong and cast on the wrong number of stitches. In the end, I'm glad I did - I think it's going to fit better now - but it meant I had to do even more modding with the body decreases.

Still... I intended to do the sleeves as written. In the pattern, they are full length with a thick, fold-over cuff. It looks really cute.. but as I got knitting, I got thinking. While I don't mind a full-length sleeve, this one is knit in worsted/aran. Which means it's already pretty thick and warm. That fold-over would just be bulky and excessive. Plus... I usually end up pushing up my full length sleeves.

If this was a full-length pajama cardi... I might still go full-length on the sleeves. But it's a flirty, cropped cardi... for me, I think 3/4 is the best option! so that's what I've got. (It also means I could finish the sleeve sooner! Win-win!)

Now... to cast on for that second sleeve....

7 comments:

Dee said...

Beautiful! I'm all for mods that make the items more wearable.

Vera said...

Gorgeous - love the color and the pattern. Your mods sound perfect!

Cat Lover said...

Looks great. I love the colour!

kathy b said...

What makes you extraordinary is your great ability to alter so that your knits are PERFECT for you. Love the color

Araignee said...

Wow!!! It's gorgeous!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Very very pretty! I like a 3/4 sleeve too. Love the color too.

Delighted Hands said...

Wow, it is growing wonderfully! You've been knitting long enough to know what you like-stick with your gut feelings!