Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gray Cashmere Cardigan

Sounds of silence cardigan was finished a few days ago. It has a pretty peplum and cabled midriff and collar. I like it as is, but it is not as good as I hoped it would be.
Here are things to remember for the next version. The cardigan is too small for my body both vertically and horizontally. I should have known this. Looking at the booklet photos, the model has a flat chest and very skinny, while I am not. As a result, the front button bands are pulled and puckered slightly. I need to knit size M, not S. Next, I’d rather have more length, about 2 to 3 inches, in bodice and sleeves. I have knitted the collar much wider than the pattern instruction, by 12 more rows. I will keep this change for the next one as well.

A lesson to be learned: check differences between myself and the model and do not ignore them.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hello again

It has been so long since my last post that I seem to have forgotten what to do here.

Well, I have been knitting all these silent months. I may trip back in time and post about older projects. We will see.

At the moment, I am knitting Sounds of Silence cardigan by Irina Poludnenko using exactly the yarn required: Filatura Di Crosa Golden Line Superior and Nirvana in gray. The yarns are lovely to touch, but a bit difficult to work with when held together.

More later.