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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Creamy Cardi Love

My Creamy Swing Cardi is almost ready.

#30 Vogue Knitting Swing Cardi Summer 2007 by Margaret O'Leary

I have been hold-up for a month trying to knit every second I can to get this done for summer and if I'm lucky possibly for St-Rémy.

I am using Katia Linen which is much smaller gauge than my first Swing Cardi yarn and I've cast on the whole shebang on a 3.5mm circular needle to save myself a lot of sewing but it's taking FOREVER.


 I thought I wanted 3/4 sleeves this time around but...I knit a long sleeve just for fun to see what feels good. I've decided to go with the longer sleeve which is much more snug than the original pattern version. I am not a fan of the bell shaped sleeve of this pattern. It drives me nuts!
I added some garter stitch detailing to the wrist

It may not be easy but can you see the texture from the double decreasing? Love it! I haven't blocked this baby yet...so the bottom is rolling it's little heart out...grrr!

Here's a little trick :  I knit (just) the sleeves top down ! That way, I can fit my sleeves as I knit them. Who said you can't? This is kinda my MO.

The eyelet detail stitch looks the same knit top down. It looks complicated but is fun and easy to memorize and looks so pretty!

So glad I did because I really wasn't sure how to properly measure the sleeve length before hand. I knit the body armscye length by pinning the pieces onto my mannequin until it was the desired length which was a happy success considering the total row gauge shake up. I converted the decreases to increases for the sleeves.

I have a week left to get the bands knit!

P.s. am going into sock withdrawal BIG TIME. That's my goal, get this done and have a nice sock-knit for dessert :)

P. s. s. Thank you Ivy for modelling xxx


2 comments:

Hilary said...

I love it, too! It's a really beautiful piece -- the little gathers above the bust are so pretty!

Clamille said...

J`ai bien hâte de le voir une fois terminé!!! Il sera super beau j`en suis certaine!!!
Clamille xoxo