"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


WIP Wednesday 10/20/2010

The Teal cardigan is starting to look like a cardigan.

 I had a bit of frustration with the yoke. After the shoulder increases and whatnot, the instructions tell you to knit garter stitch until the sleeve will go around your arm, or something like that. So, what does a person do if they're making it for a gift and don't have the arm around to measure on? Measurements, folks! Measurements! Why don't these authors put inches or centimeters in their patterns? It's not hard to do. I've made a semi-educated guess. (Did I mention this is my first adult top down sweater?)

The lace pattern is an easy memorize. So I don't even have to look at the pattern now, until I get to 1.5 inches less than desired finished length. I'm thinking 27 inches will be a good total length. It's too bad the author of the pattern didn't say how long she made hers. (sigh)

I think I mentioned I've started a new pair of socks. I was going to put sock knitting aside until I got the Christmas sweaters done, but I can't help it. It doesn't feel right if my little sock bag isn't with me. I got a pattern idea and decided to run with it. So far, this is what I've got. The cuff is 3x2 twisted rib.

I've started the leg stitch pattern but there isn't enough to tell what it's gonna look like.

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Live long and prosper. \\//


  1. The cardigan is coming along great! I so love that color!! <3

  2. I agree beautiful colors!

  3. Another agreeing commenter ...beautiful colors!
    Is that a February Lady Sweater?

  4. Love the colors.

    I make all the females I'm going to knit for be around my size. Shoe size too. It's makes things easier.

  5. It sure is looking like a cardigan. And looking mighty cute if you ask me! I need to gain the courage to knit a sweater.

  6. 16 inches is a medium woman's sleeve max width.