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Monday, October 24, 2005
improv cardigan
sometime forever ago, i got a big pile of Gedifra Big Point and started to make a sweater. i was so excited. i thought, with yarn this fat, i'll be done in no time! and sure enough, it went quite quickly, until i hit the wall. what was the wall? i realized i was about to run out of yarn with half of the front left to go. i was still a novice so i didn't realize how much yarn you need for some things, particularly when it's bulky. i also realized that i had made the thing too big, and that i didn't really like it. so, as we've all done many times, i threw it in the closet and tried to forget about it :)

but now my pile of bulky lavendar yarn is being resurrected, and i'm hoping i can turn it into something fun. here are the ideas i'm working with:
i want a simple cardi like the green one (first issue of Vogue's Knit1) but i also really liked the collar and the general look of the white cardigan (an old issue of Verena, a German knitting mag). i tried out the diamond pattern with my chunky yarn tho, but it came out too big and jester-looking and looked so horrid i just had to rip it out before i even thought to take a picture.
so i decided i'd just stick with a basic stockinette and add some kind of accent along the way. so far i've got a good chunk of the body done, now i just have to figure out what i want to do with the sleeves. i can't decide if i want to stick with stockinette and just make really wide 2x1 rib (or is it 1x2 rib?) that i will fold over, or maybe a cable or something on the arm. i think i will definitely use a collar like on the white cardigan, as that will make it extra cozy and keep my neck warm :)
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