Yup, I have been knitting, believe it or not. I missed doing my last post a few of weeks ago as we lost power the day after my last post, then I just got sucked into knitting and chores and, well, you know how it goes.
In the meantime, I did finish my cardigan project that I started once I went on hold on my sister’s surprise birthday project (the good news is that I just finished that one yesterday so I’ll post about it as soon as she receives it).
Fair Enough cardigan
Pattern: Fair Enough cardigan, by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: Lana Grossa Bingo Chine in color 522, total used about 10.4 skeins for main color, and Lana Grossa Bingo in colors 24 and 51, total used about .32 and .30 skeins, respectively. All yarn used is 100% merino wool.
Needles used: Addi Turbo circular, size US 7; Clover Takumi circular, size US 6; Clover double-pointed needles, sizes US 6 and 7.
Size made: 34.25″ bust
Project start date: October 26, 2008
Project end date: November 13, 2008
Notes: All in all, I really enjoyed this project. The colorwork in the yoke was a perfect amount for me, as I’m still a beginner when it comes to that skill. The fit is great, and for once the sleeves were long enough for me. The pattern is knit in the round from the bottom, so there are no seams (yay!). One thing that may be a bit of a pain is that you graft the six stitches in the armpit of the sleeve to the six held on the body. I had to really tweak the graft to get the stitches nice and even.
My only real issue was that this project seemed to take about 200 yards more yarn than I would have expected. I did do a yarn substitute, but my gauge was spot on. Needless to say, I was really happy that my LYS is willing to hold yarn under your name so that you have your dye lot reserved JUST IN CASE you need more yarn.