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Mothwing ([personal profile] mothwing) wrote on April 12th, 2015 at 03:21 pm
I finished my first ever cardigan, the Gyre Cardigan.

Even though I did cave and knit a swatch (I hate swatching. It seems like such a waste of time), I got worried at first and started out with thirty stitches more at the beginning because it seemed too small, and several larger things that I'd knitted turned out far too small. It was very difficult at first to judge whether or not the cardigan would when it was still on the needles.

Turns out that it wouldn't, because you replace the dropped stitches with three new ones in its place, this I added sixty more instead of just thirty, and then, further down, this number grew to 120. And this meant that there was no way this cardigan was going to fit me, since it was comfortably eight sizes too large, so I had to give it away. Luckily, it fits my more statuesque friend perfectly! She doesn't usually wear short-sleeved cardigans, so she's not sure if she'll ever use it, but I'm glad that I didn't have to frog it. If she doesn't take to it, I'm sure it'll live on as a cat blanket somehow.

This is the finished project, unblocked (due to lack of room):


I should be doing several things for work at the moment, instead I'm learning how to do cable projects, starting with, what else, a scarf. It'll go well with my green hat, though.

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