The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan »
Type of item: Clothing
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Classic
Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino 2000, color 531
What was your inspiration?
Wanted to try some things I hadn't done before, and there was a hole in my wardrobe where there should be a feminine, lightweight sweater with 3/4 sleeves. I wasn't crazy about this color, but I had 20 balls of it and I needed a neutral. Everything I knit is purple, blue or green!
What are you most proud of?
I don't think I swore at all while making this sweater. :-) (Well, I mean, not about the knitting!)
I learned a new technique for pulling out a section of about 6 stitches I botched, 4 rows back, without ripping out all 4 rows. Proud of myself for figuring out a button/neck band arrangement that helped pull in a little too much fullness in the neckline. I'm just generally very pleased with this sweater and think it will become a favorite. Best of all, I finished it in 3 weeks, a personal best.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go to the library and check out all their stitch pattern books! Count carefully and use a lifeline if you're new to lace.