Thursday, January 24, 2008

Another Finished Mini Cardi

I may win the prize for "Slowest Knitting of a Minimalist Cardigan," but at least I can now say "IT"S DONE!"

Minimalist Cardigan
Pattern: Minimalist Cardigan by Ruthie Nussbaum
From: Interweave Knits Fall 2007
Yarn: 2-Ply Morehouse Merino/~ 6 skeins in Olive
Needles: KnitPicks Options US size 4
Modifications/Notes: I used sport weight yarn instead of worsted. Rather than rework all the numbers, I did a swatch, took a chance and simply followed the directions for the next size up, taking care to work to the lengths for my true size and not the larger size. I think my only other modification was to short row the shoulder shapings and seam them with a three-needle bind off. First I worried it would be too small, then I worried that it would be too big. In the end, I'm pretty happy with the fit and the overall look.

More photos at my blog.

Thanks to everyone here who posted motivational photos and answered questions and kept me going - even though you may not have known you were doing it.

4 comments:

Beehave said...

Looks great! I started mine last fall, misplaced it for 2 months, and haven't had time to get back to it.

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

It looks great!

f. pea said...

you are definitely NOT the slowest! i have been dragging on mine forever. nice work!!

Christina Wash said...

That looks very nice on you, I think you did a good job.