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March 22, 2007

From Susan — In Response

Filed under: Back Story,Eris Cardigan — lv2knit @ 10:05 am

In response to Betsy who asked about the hem shaping on Eris:

I may not have described what we are doing very clearly, but Sally and I opted to do a hem similar to that of the pullover version, but on BOTH sides. When you look at the pullover on the Girl From Auntie site it looks like both sides are shaped, but really only the right side is.

I have seen examples of the Eris Cardigan knitted up and the fronts seem to split at the tummy and I did not want to emphasize mine! I put the cabled corner shaping at both side “seams.” The pictures in my previous post show both sides of my cardigan. The fronts will be straight across. I will use a 2-way zipper* so I can open it from the bottom a little bit if I want. Because I chose to put the cables on both sides, I did not do the waist shaping. Mine will have a boxier fit. 

*And about that zipper: I am just about ready to place my order — I don’t know the exact length yet.  I get my custom zippers from Zipperstop.  They have a ton of colors and many zipper styles.  They cut to any length for $1 extra.  They do not have a soft green, but the olive I ordered for something else looks like it will work.  I’m using the plastic teeth because they match the zipper tape and will be less visible. 


  1. Zippers are the bane of my knitting existence.

    Comment by Lorraine — March 22, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  2. Zippers? I haven’t even dared to try.

    Comment by Wendy O'C — March 22, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

  3. I don’t like to put in zippers either; I make my big sister do it for me.

    Comment by surly — March 22, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

  4. Recently, I love it that I found “theraineysister,” what brilliant work you two do. I am just lovin’ all the eyecandy and tips. Great stuff goin’ on here!

    Comment by Terri Lynn — March 22, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

  5. Did you get one for Oregon too? How are you going to choose what colour?

    Comment by Marina — March 23, 2007 @ 5:56 am

  6. From Susan — it looks like an epidemic of zipperphobia to me! I guess zippers don’t scare me off because I started out sewing before I became an obsessed knitter. The handwork and finishing work does not faze me. And, c’est vrai! I will be putting in Surly’s zipper when the time comes. That was never even open for discussion 😉

    To Marina: the color will be navy, as it is the dominant color at the end point of the center ribbing.

    Comment by lv2knit — March 23, 2007 @ 8:50 am

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