Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Must Have Cardigan

The Must Have Cardigan #2 progresses, I have now completed the body, knitting the fronts and back in one piece.
I love cables! I am so glad I am finally at the level of knitting that I do not have to consult the chart for every line and can blissfully knit away knowing what I should do next. Things have also become faster since I learned to cable without the extra cable needle. Now I am knitting the sleeves, both on one long circular needle. Although I do not like dealing with the two yarns wrapping around each other, I prefer having sleeves that are the same size. I have made identifying the individual sleeves easier by color coding with the markers.
The yellow marker on the far right is where I begin each new row with all the rest being green on that sleeve and only purple on the other sleeve. The orange clip indicates my increase row, so I can keep track of when I need to increase next.


  1. Wow! This is beautiful. I can crochet but not knit. This is impressive.

  2. Very nice! I've always envied those who can knit, I as well as Lavon, am a crochet-er. You are such a tallented and creative person, I love coming here to see what you're up to and where you've been. Thanks Judy for sharing it with us!

  3. Wow Judy, the information about the cable was worth more than the price of admission!!!!!! I've knit for years and never knew that one.

  4. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

    You know there are so many fabulous knitting technique videos on youtube now. There are a bunch of great cast on technique videos by Eunny Jang from Interweave's pbs knitting show that are really cool. One of these days I have to try the tubular cast on to make a nice finish on a sleeve.

  5. Judy, Your knitting looks so yummy and snuggly! I'll have to give you some homespun New Zealand wool to knit - actually from my own sheep, and the spinning is nice and fine (even if I say so myself!).

  6. Ohhh Erilyn, I can hardly wait to hold it in my hands. I can't imagine a more wonderful gift to take home with me. That is so cool you have your own sheep and spin your own wool!


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