My First Cardigan Is Completed

28 Oct

The pattern is knitted from the top down without seams.  This is the first one that I’ve done like that.  When I was knitting it, my gauge was dead on… I was so proud!  But when washed and blocked IT GREW A LOT!  I washed it again last night and dried it.  The yarn is Knit Picks Swish DK which is “superwash wool” – machine wash and dry on low.  I dried it on medium checking it every 5 minutes.  Then I set the temp to COTTON and dried it another 5 minutes.  It did help considerably.  It’s still about 2″ wider than before I washed it though.  I’m going to wash it in warm next and dry on medium and see what that does.  It’s wearable but big right now.  I guess that’s better than snug though, huh?

The sweater took 3 weeks from start to finish.  I will do another cardigan from the top down – but not in stocking stitch!  It was too boring – all that purling on the wrong side was enough to drive me to drink!  I’ve got a more difficult pattern to try next…. after Gianna’s striped sweater is done though.  🙂

BTW, I’ve purchased new buttons for this sweater.  Those buttons are just not right for this cardigan… I only purchased 9 and of course I need 10 so I have to go back to the store and hope they have another card of the exact buttons.

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One Response to “My First Cardigan Is Completed”

  1. Sonia October 28, 2010 at 8:58 AM #

    Looks great!

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