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Friday, January 13, 2006

It was bound to happen...

I started something new! Know what that means? No stash diving report today. This is the Cropped Lace Cardi that I linked to in yesterday's post (with the Sierra Aran yarn). This yarn is being really difficult to photograph. I keep getting a greenish grey color - kinda like what I figure the Loch Ness Monster looks like - but in reality the color is much closer to the Elann site's picture (the color is Atlantic Mist). I'm enjoying knitting this, but I've already made changes to the original pattern. For one thing the pattern called for a crochet edging around the front and neckline. Those of you that have been reading my babble for a while now know that I don't do crochet. In order to avoid it, I did a couple of rows of garter stitch for the neckline and switched the edge stitch from one to two. I'm slipping the first stitch of each row, but I am keeping the edge stitches in stockinette so they roll to the inside of the cardi. I've also changed the stitch counts for the sleeves and back (by the way, this is knit from the top down, in one piece, raglan style) so that the lace pattern is centered. I will probably do the whole thing in Horseshoe lace rather than switching to the other lace pattern for the sleeves, and I'm seriously considering not changing needle sizes as I go because I'd like my cardi to be a little smaller than the 40 inch bust in the original pattern. So, basically, I've changed almost everything. Will it work? Who knows? If it does, I'll blog it. If it doesn't, I'll blog that too.


Blogger Sedie said...

Sounds like you've set yourself up for a good challenge. Good luck! I look forward to seeing the completed project.

11:43 AM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Purty color! Should show that stitch definition to perfection:-) I can't wait to see how your's turns out.

6:47 AM  

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