Friday, September 3, 2010

Finished Featherweight

I have finally finished my Featherweight Cardigan! This pattern by Hannah Fettig (we really need to get to know each other, because I get asked if I am her all the time) is fairly simple, but certainly requires a time commitment, especially if you're knitting it in laceweight yarn like I was. I made a few modifications that, if I could have ripped out, I would have -- I changed the 1x1 ribbed edging to a 2 x 2 ribbed edging, which was supposed to solve the bunching problem that a few of the cardigans have (the ribbing pulls up the edge) but instead only resulted in my bind-off not being stretchy enough and bunching a bit anyway. I tried to fix this during blocking, and it did an okay job.

My only other modification was that I made the cardigan longer to accommodate my torso length. I really do like it quite a bit -- I wore it all day yesterday and got a lot of those "You made it? But it looks store-bought!" style compliments.

2 comments:

  1. That looks amazing. You are so impressive. the hat in the newer post is really nice i cannot believe you designed that. how would someone get the pattern?

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  2. You can get the pattern for Noeud Papillion by downloading it on Ravelry or using the 'buy now' link below the pictures -- it is $3.50. Thank you for the sweet comment!

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