Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Hi everyone! I'm still waiting for my yarn to come in the mail, but I've been looking forward to knitting the $1.50 Cardigan ever since I first saw the picture in IK. I'm going to be using Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in the color Columbine Blossom (sort of a grey-blue-purple).

I've been reading what the rest of you have written, and I've already learned a lot. I'm sorry the sleeves are too long for so many people, but I'm excited to hear that because my arms are really long, and I usually have to add about 2" to any given sleeve pattern. Looks like I'll be okay on this one.

Also, is anyone working the body as one single piece rather than seperate fronts and back? It seems like it would be easier, since there would be far less seaming. That's what I'm planning on doing, and I just wondered if anyone had any thoughts.

Anyway, I'll post more once I've gotten started. I can't wait!

1 comment:

Artlady said...

Hi there Claudia!

Hmmm, that is an interesting thought...knitting the BACK and two FRONTS as one...up to the armhole regions. I assume you will do the Right Front as prescribed: the lace with cable accent?

I wish I had thought about knitting all three main pieces as one. Oh well, too late for me. My 5 pieces are done. Blocking the sleeves now.

Seaming is a breeze if you use the mattress stitch.

Will look forward to your progress!