16 May 2007

FO: Starsky Cardigan



Pattern: Starsky from Knitty Winter '05
Yarn: Knitpicks Sierra in Leaf
Needles: US 10.5 circular
Started: 24 February 2007
Finished: 16 March 2007
Modifications: Narrower front bands, added buttons/buttonholes, no belt
Notes: This was my first sweater and I had a blast making it. I'm not sure why it got the "extra-spicy" rating at Knitty - once you get used to the cable pattern it was really pretty straight-forward. I learned how to do short-row shaping for the collar, which is cool. I made the sweater in size Medium, which has a chest measurement of 44.5 inches. This gave me the recommended 8 inches of ease, but it was way too big. I looked like Saggy, the Baggy Green Elephant. If you're wondering why it doesn't look like I'm swimming in it, it's because I tried to fix it in the seaming. There are about 2 inches of fabric inside each of the seams, which makes it a tad bulky in the underarms, but it's still baggy enough to not really be bothersome. I'm not sure why it was so big - my gauge was spot-on and I blocked it to the measurements, I think that maybe 8 inches is just plain too much ease for my taste. All in all, a great sweater that I'm pretty proud of.



2 comments:

Kim said...

Your Starsky is gorgeous- the buttons and the color are perfect!

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