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April 23, 2006

From Susan — C’est Fini!

Filed under: Current Projects — lv2knit @ 10:51 pm

I finished the ST cardigan.  With a notable exception — it is naked.  No buttons.  I bought buttons as planned on Friday, but after seeing the finished product, they just don’t go.  For those of you who finish a cardigan from time to time, you already know that finding the right buttons is nearly impossible.  Even for a simple little project like this one. 

The other thing I did not do is block it.  I would have said last week that I ALWAYS block the individual pieces of a garment before sewing it together.  But, it did not seem worth the effort on this one, given the rustic texture of the knitting.  I normally would not “show off” my knitting when the sts are so uneven, but I’ll blame it on the nubby yarn and lack of blocking!  I may wet block it after I figure out the button situation. 

After putting it together, it fits perfectly.  So, I am pleased!

Summer Tweed Full View

Here are some detail pictures:

ST hem

This is a not great picture of the bottom edge of the button band.  I picked up the first st right into the cast on edge so that the bottom edge of the band would be even with the hem of the sweater.

Here is a close up of the side seam:

ST seam

The great thing about even st ribbing (2×2, 4×4) is that it works great for mattress st seams.

This is the back neck. 

ST raglan

The neck shapings did not affect the change I made from set in sleeve to raglan.  The button patrol is now on duty. 

(Knitted in Rowan’s Summer Tweed)


  1. It looks very nice! I like the color (but then that’s why I bought that yarn in the first place). I do like that rounded neck with a raglan sleeve; I think raglans are one of the most flattering sleeve/neck styles even though it can be very tricky to get the sleeve length right.

    Comment by surly — April 24, 2006 @ 7:54 am

  2. Love it, especially with the addition of the raglan sleeves. I’m not a big fan of raglan myself, but would like to knit this sweater myself with raglan sleeves as well. Especially since I have a friend who has already charted a particular pattern out – Hint, hint 😉

    Comment by viclin — April 25, 2006 @ 7:48 am

  3. I love this sweater, Susan — the yarn, the shape, the long ribbing at the bottom, the cute ribbing for the neck and button band, the raglan sleeves, the color (at least on my PC!), and yes, the buttons! Great job!

    Comment by Keith — April 28, 2006 @ 6:28 am

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