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The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan taught by Myra Wood

A top-down raglan bolero is the perfect first sweater. Myra shows how to fit as you go and add crazy lace, the easiest lace knitting ever!

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Plus-sized
Style Victorian / Steampunk, Funky
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What materials did you use? Noro

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What are you most proud of? Yet again, A cardigan that fits!!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This yarn has a lot of give, a tester square did not really show me the extent the stretch. Fortunately with this method of constructing a cardigan I adapted as I went.

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>>>>>All of those colours are on the same ball of wool! Someone else did all the work for me. Thank you<<<<< With your hair color - the colors are perfect! I was wondering about one thing though - and please take this only as a fitting suggestion: I note that the front sits lower than the back on you. Do you think that this fitting problem could be alleviated by inserting at least a few ( 2? 3?) short-row section in the back only? Placing at least 2 in the armscye section and possibly another in the stockinette section just below the join before you begin the lace portion could potentially add another 15 to 25 rows in the back than in the front and would equalize the length difference. I did this i mine (which I have yet to post but I will soon) because I know that I have a bit of a back problem from childhood scoliosis. This just evens it all out invisibly. I hope you are as pleased as I am to be able to chart garments now to fit our actual bodies, instead of some 'industry standard', which makes Fronts & Backs the same # of Sts! Taking your pix out in your beautiful garden is a perfect color-coordinated setting, too!

09/14/2012 Flag

I keep meaning to do the free short row course on craftsy, but as yet have not found the time. Great idea: When I get to size 16 I plan to reknit so will give it a go.

09/14/2012 Flag

What a stunning sweater, in terms of style, color, and workmanship. You must get compliments on it all the time.

11/23/2012 Flag

Thank you, very easy, very quick. I'm surprised how many people like it, and even more surprised I can wear it with y hair colour. (Orange is usually a no, no).The next one I am working on is taking an age - DK waterfall front, I hope to finish to be able to wear in the spring!

11/24/2012 Flag

Wow, this is a beautiful sweater and it looks gorgeous on you, especially with your pretty hair color. You did another job, I can't wait to see what you make next!

12/02/2012 Flag

Hi! I am thinking of taking this class now that I have seen your beautiful sweater. How did you do the neck? I saw someone reference your accidental boatneck, and didn't see anything else. I must have missed it. I want that neckline, Just like you did it! Kind of a scoop neck or whatever you call it. I also want to leave out the lace on top like you did, maybe all throughout the whole thing actually. I just want to make a cute scoop neck cardi! Help!! Thanks, Julie

09/20/2013 Flag

Haven't logged in in a while, thank you for the lovely comment. Just take the course (if you haven't already) all will become apparent.

02/12/2014 Flag