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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Minimalist Cardi Fronts

minimalist cardi fronts1

I've been working on the fronts to the Minimalist Cardi. I had been afraid when I started this sweater that I might have trouble with the moss stitch. Moss Stitch is related to Seed Stitch and I find Seed Stitch extremely fiddly to work. It doesn't help that I really like the way both stitch patterns look when knit. I decided to go ahead and knit the sweater because I really like the way it looks, and like I said, I really like the look of Moss Stitch in the knitted fabric. For some reason, it's not driving me nuts (maybe because unlike Seed Stitch, with Moss Stitch you only have to think about what you're doing on every other row) and I'm actually really enjoying it. I had more trouble with the ribbing, which is a K2, P1, than I'm having with the Moss Stitch.

There is some discussion on Ravelry about the front bands curling (they're in Stockinette Stitch), but so far, the curl seems to be minimal and I think when it's done and blocked, the curl will just give the front edges a finished look. The front bands might be doing different things in a different yarn though.

I hope the back neck shaping tutorial made sense and helped those of you who were wondering about it. I realize that it was a bit "wordy" (OK, I babbled for days), but I like to know not only the How but also the Why of something when I'm learning.



Blogger Kristine said...

Cardi looks gorgeous. The tutorial was great, and I thoroughly expect to revisit it, next time I have a back-neck that needs shaping!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Birdwell said...

Is it the moss stitch that has a knit row in between or is it the moss stitch that has two rows of k1 p1 than two rows of p1 k1? I've heard both of these sts called the same thing.

Beautiful cardi.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Looks good - I like Moss Stitch as it gives a textured look. A great idea to knit both fronts together.

2:08 AM  

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