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July 26, 2007

From Susan — Kauni Kontinues

Filed under: Susan's Kauni Cardigan — lv2knit @ 1:01 am

I feel like I have not posted in ages!  That’s what I like about sharing this blog — one of the Raineys usually has something to say!

I have been knitting a bit on my Kauni Cardigan, but not too much.  I have not had a lot of knitting time lately.  Life gets in the way now and then. ;) 

I am done knitting up to the shoulders.  To recap, I decided to not do any neck shaping — it will all be done after the fact.  I am thinking “square” — I know: carrying the square motif throughout is not terribly imaginative, but…

KauniShoulder005.jpg

I am going to have a single line of squares at the shoulder rather than completing a full pattern repeat and having two of the same square patterns line up.  I will show this after I graft it together.  It will make more sense when I can include a picture (unfortunately, not a moving picture a la Surly!). 

The next step is to start one of the sleeves.  I will need to figure out where to start my colorway — I am starting at the cuffs so I can be sure of the color.  I do not want the cuffs to end up with real pale colors, so I’ll control for that by starting at the cuff in the colors I want.

Tomorrow is Knit Night — we are meeting at the home of one of the peeps so it should be really fun!

12 Comments »

  1. The Kauni looks lovely, your stitches are so even. Are you going to document how to do the neck? I can’t wait to see!

    Comment by Mindie — July 26, 2007 @ 5:14 am

  2. Susan- It looks great- you sure got alot done.
    The more of this sweater I see in Blogland, the more I realize
    that I need to let it be random, rather than trying to control how the
    colors come out.
    I need to adjust my thinking.
    I’m interested to see your neck treatment.

    Comment by Lorraine — July 26, 2007 @ 6:36 am

  3. From Susan to Mindie — My sts look much more even here than in person — HONEST! But given the choice of posting a picture that showed every foible or one that showed my knitting at its best, guess which one I picked? I do hope that by the time it is blocked, it will look nice.

    Comment by lv2knit — July 26, 2007 @ 9:39 am

  4. Susan
    I love your sweater! I have the yarn waiting to knit-I have been slow to start. For some reason I feel really intimidated to get going-I know it is not a difficult pattern but there has been so much chatter about problems that I have held off. I like your idea of starting the sleeves at the cuff, that is where I like to start my sweaters-I can get into the rhythm of the pattern and if my gauge gets wonky- I don’t have so much to rip! While writing this post I’ve decided to go with my gut and start the sleeves- unless you convince me otherwise :)

    Comment by Tonia — July 26, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  5. That looks fabulous! I have got to try this! Will there ever be enough time for it all?

    Comment by Carol — July 26, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  6. I agree with Carol – fabulous! You’re very klever.

    Comment by Wendy O'C — July 26, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

  7. That looks fabulous! Are you going to teach us more about steeks when you do your neckline? I am still trying to read a lot about steeks, in preparation for knitting my Rogue in the round and steeking it into a cardigan. Is this foolishness, or a good idea? I must knit and steek a swatch before I cast on the real project, methinks. Now that I am back from family camp AND have finished reading HP 7, I am ready for a new project!

    Comment by AuntieAnn — July 26, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

  8. Me too! I get close to starting a knit for myself, and someone goes and has a baby! But that’s way OK with me! Creative purpose, yes that’s the ticket!

    Comment by Carol — July 26, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  9. The body colorway looks perfectly consistent! Are you going to match the sleeves to the body or to each other?

    Comment by Charm — July 26, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

  10. Your cardigan is just going to be stunning. Thank you for all the technical details you are posting as you go. I just ordered yarn for my own Kauni, and your postings are very helpful as I plan.

    Comment by Sonya — July 26, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

  11. Beautiful! Amazing work, I can’t wait to see the finished piece.

    Comment by Knitserland — July 26, 2007 @ 3:31 pm

  12. Hi,
    I am just starting my Kauni. I got 4 balls of 150g each. One of the balls seems to be wound the opposite way as the others. What do you suggest, do I rewind that ball? How much yarn did you use for the body? what size?

    thanks so much!

    Comment by Judi — September 2, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

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