Thursday, August 19, 2010
FO: Geodesic Cardigan
Pattern: Geodesic Cardigan
Needles: 4 mm circulars (US 6)
Yarn: Malabrigo lace
Mods: Added more tucks, by eliminating 4 stockinette rows between each tuck.
Notes: If you have seen one of the other 300 hundred or so Geodesic cardigans in Ravelry, then you might notice that I have more tucks, and that they are closer together than in the original pattern. There is a slight excess of fabric across the bust, which, if I hold it closed, disappears. I'm not sure if this is consistent with other Geodesic cardigans, or if it is (more likely) the result of adding more tucks. I might add a small hook and eye closure, we'll see. I took my sweet time knitting this, because I hated the needles I was using (Addi lace needles). They had an awful 'step' in the metal bit, and I found that my stitches didn't flow smoothly over it at all. There were more than a few times I was ready to scream, as I manually pushed one stitch at a time over the step in the metal. Ugh. I hate them, and will probably never use them again. BUT- I love the final result. And it's a dream to wear- it's so, so soft and lightweight.
You know what owning a butterfly headband has taught me? That children LOVE the butterfly headband. If I wear this around any small children whatsoever, they are immediately entranced, obsessed, and generally all over it. The girls especially, but the boys are also pretty intrigued. If you enjoy beguiling small children, I recommend you get one (or making one- it's probably super easy). I've seen them lots of places, but I picked mine up here.