Spindrift Cardigan

I made this for Me

Created by: Mary H

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    About

    The combination of this pattern with the colorway I chose is tricky, because of the color variation in the yarn. It was not possible to make the back and the two separate front pieces match colorwise, because the repeat on the two sides would be twice the depth of the back, which was two times the width of each. But I tried to make the two fronts start the color repeat in similar places, by winding down into the balls until it looked close. It is a far from perfect match, the left and right fronts, but it is better than if I left it to chance and knitted through the balls without adjusting. In order to match the color in the ribbing on both sleeves, I had to frog my gauge swatch. Plenty of yarn left, but not the right place in the color repeat.

    Pattern

    Ladies' Cardigan and Waistcoat in King Cole Opium - 3687

    Needles & Hooks

    • Single Point 4.00mm (US 6) 20cm
    • Single Point 6.00mm (US 10) 30cm

    Accessories

    • Buttons
    • Stitch Markers
    • Tapestry Needle

    Measurements

    Notes: Medium - with extensive math to work with my gauge. 24" from neck to bottom, 37" bust, 7" shoulder, 5 1/2 " underarm, 16" from underarm to bottom. Main modification was rough attempt to match the color repeats by skipping sections of the yarn. Left and right fronts sort of match, sleeves sort of match each other, and button bands were from the medium color range of the colorway. As a result, 450 yards remain of the yarn, in several partial skeins.

    Tags

    • Cardigans
    • Women

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Beginner

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Jun 21, 2017 Finished on: Jul 31, 2017
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