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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…


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!


  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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