Saturday, September 09, 2006
Lace Sleeved Ribby Cardi... FINALLY
Pattern: Modified from ChicKnits' Ribby Cardi
Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus
I kind of stalled out in the middle on this one. I really like how it turned out though. The lace panel on the sleeves is "Cascading Leaves" from my Reader's Digest (really long name I don't feel like looking up or typing out right now) Stitch Book.
The whole sweater was pretty straight forward (this is the 5th one I've made...). I knit it in one piece (the pattern is in pieces) but other than that, (and the lace) I followed the pattern. Well, except for the fact that I messed up the decreases on the sleeves (caught it in time to make it work) and the fact that I did this:
when I started the collar. Not sure what was going on in my brain when I did that. For a while I thought I would just leave it, but it was driving me crazy. So, I did this:
Using a crochet hook I went down to the flubbed row and re-set the stitches up to the needles. For each one. Yes. I may be a little obsessed.
Truth be told, the sweater isn't really totally complete. I need to sew on the buttons. But first, I need to decide which buttons to use. I need your help. Which button? At this point, I have no strong preference either way. Opinions?
(The color of this yarn is really hard to photograph for some reason. It's closer to the pictures of the messed up stitches.)
Option 1 - "Pewter-ish" (I have no idea what to call it.)
Option 2 - "Clear-ish Blue"