Progress on the first of my 12 in 2011 projects. Not bad really, considering I frogged 210 stitches not once, but twice (due to planning and counting failure), not sleeping properly (3am to 2:30pm is a bit of an odd sleeping pattern, n’est pas?) and being side-swiped by the post-viral-fatigue truck.
I’m making a few fundamental changes to this pattern, primarily knitting it top-down as a cardigan. It’s not too difficult to do this with a yoked pattern since instead of decreasing, you just increase! You don’t even need to change the cable chart; you simply turn it upside down (it really works, I promise. Give it a try!)
I’m also planning on dividing for the fronts/back/sleeves in such a way as to give more ease at the front and also adding short row shaping at the bust.
I’m not sure how much cardigan I’ll get out of the yarn I have so I’m planning on knitting the body first and then making the sleeves, so as to get the best use of the available materials. I could end up with a cap-sleeved waistcoat or a long-sleeved jacket!
I promise to resort to lolcats only in dire emergencies but this just reminded me of MrsDrWho (she is now a three cat household), and I thought she might like it.
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