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Monday, May 19, 2008

Minimalist Fronts

minimalist cardi fronts3

This weekend I did get some stealth knitting done, but I also got a big chunk of the Minimalist Cardi fronts worked on. I'm at least halfway up the armholes and I don't think it's going to be too much longer before I get the fronts finished. Then I have to sew up the shoulder seams and knit the front bands to the correct length to join them at the center back neck. Remember how I added back neck shaping? This also adds to the circumference of the neckline which means I need to knit the front bands longer than the pattern calls for. I plan to measure it along the neckline as I go to make sure I get it right.

I'm really amazed at how little yarn I've used so far on this project - I used one ball of yarn for the back and while I'm knitting on two balls for the two fronts, I've still got about half of each yarn ball left. I don't know if I'll be able to get the whole sweater made out of 3 balls of yarn, but the sleeves aren't long (they're 3/4 length) so I think it's possible. I actually bought 5 skeins of yarn so I've got plenty of yarn left, just in case you were wondering.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

That cardi is looking really good. I am inspired to try 2 fronts at once. I might even want to try the same pattern.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

You are quick there Melanie. I myself, while waiting to be killed in sock wars, have ignored my sweater in progress. What am I working on you ask? Why, your Terra Incognito pattern in Smooshy's Chinatown Apple of course! This yarn is delicious to knit with and your pattern is AMAZING. After the Detonator pattern for sock wars, it's a pleasure to knit a pattern that makes sense! I don't mind a challenge, but directions should make sense and you do that well! Thanks for that!

11:35 AM  

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