Tuesday, October 19, 2010
IK Spring 2008 Flutter Sleeve Cardigan FO
I started this project back in March and it took longer to finish that I anticipated, but isn't always the case with knitting?
While there are no sleeves to set in there are a lot of other details, like the front bands which are knitted separately and then sewn in, as well as the sleeve bands and the tabs. I lengthened the bodice above the waist to let the ribbing fall on my natural waist (I added 1 in to bodice and front bands). I also used a larger size to cast on the skirt and reduced enough stitches above the waist to knit a smaller size.
The buttonholes turned out a tad to big for my buttons so I'm going to crotchet around the openings to close them in, I spent all day yesterday trying to keep the cardigan closed; it really is not meant to be worn unopened.
The yarn is Elann Bamboo Fusion, which as the name implies is a bamboo blend which is very drapey and feels really good against the skin.
I'm very happy with the outcome, I like the color and I love the sleeves. After you invest so much time in a project it feels great when it turns out well :-)