The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan »
InstructionsPattern stitch was the same as for the "Rocky Coast Cardigan"(Hannah Fettig) used in the book "Coastal Knits" but planning and instructions were used from the Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan. To avoid holes along the raglan increases, I used a right and left lifted increase rather than a yarn over. This pattern is easily memorized and working the cables are best done without using a ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Casual, Traditional, Classic
Elsebeth Lavold Cool Wool - very soft combination of cotton and wool (machine washable!) Sizes 10.5, 7 and 5 Denise Circular needles
What was your inspiration?
The Crazy Lace cardi was my inspiration and then the Rocky Mountain Cardigan. There had been some confusion in the Rocky Coast Cardigan over sizing and sleeve tightness, so I figured I'd just use my own measurements and follow the directions from the course. I used a single pattern stitch and extended the ribbed neckline into a collar since originally the collar felt too loose. The crochet cast on made it easy to pick up the neckline stitches and using a needle several sizes smaller, I continued the ribbing for several more inches to turn the collar.
What are you most proud of?
That I was able to change a too loose neckline into a nice fitting collar.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you see a pattern you like, you can always use the stitch pattern using your own measurements and the worksheets to make your own. To avoid "holes" at the raglan seams, I used a M1R and M1L increase rather than a yarn-over. Also, don't be afraid to go several sizes of needle to do a snugger ribbing. Unless you want loose ribbing at the cuffs, collar and lower band, you'll be pleased with the results,