Yarn: Salishan by KnitPicks
Needles: KnitPicks Options, sizes 6 and 7
Started: March 22, 2007
Finished: April 9, 2007
Modifications: I made the sleeves about an inch longer to accommodate my long arms, and made the body about two inches longer. I also added a buttonhole at the bottom. This took some amount of calculations to figure out where to start the waist shaping in relation to the buttonholes, so I would end up with a buttonhole the proper distance from the top, instead of two or three inches to low.
I love this cardigan! I love the pattern, the yarn, everything, and will definitely make it again. I actually started it March 17th on a road trip, but knit out all eleven inches because I had made a mistake with a buttonhole, and another mistake with the way I was knitting (instead of purling) the last stitch on the right side rows. I knew I was making the mistake, and kept on knitting, thinking it was a "design modification," but finally decided it would always bother me if I didn't fix it. So I ripped the entire thing out and started over on March 22nd. I used the Magic Loop technique for the sleeves, for the first time. I think I'm definitely a convert, and plan to switch my current socks over to a long circular!
The yarn is Salishan in Walnut. It was available very briefly last fall on KnitPicks website at clearance prices, and I loved the color, so I bought 14 skeins, at 95 yards each. I ended up using 11 skeins, plus about half of another. The yarn is a pima cotton / wool blend.
I think this is my fourth sweater for the Sweater-A-Month KAL. I'm going to wait a week or so before starting my next sweater. I'm not quite sure what I want to do yet, plus I have just under a week left before Tax Day! I don't need to stay up (too) late, falling in love with a new project, and for a few days after T-Day, I will need to do a major cleaning on my house.
You'll have to excuse look - its called End of Long Day Exhaustion. And really it's not the end - I'm headed back to work as soon as I tuck Monkeyboy into bed. I'll start posting more regularly next week!