I must say that I’m really enjoying my current project, Simple Raglan Cardi by Lion Brand Yarn, and that it is knitting up quickly for me.
I have finished the yoke, placed the sleeves on scrap yarn and now I’m working on the body. I joined the Lion Brand Custom Raglan Cardi KAL on Ravelry and have been inspired by what a few other knitters are incorporating into their cardigans. So, I’ve decided to incorporate a lace insert in the body and it’s looking good!
I have evenly placed the lace insert around the body of the cardigan. I choose to knit 8, knit lace, knit 8, knit lace, knit 16 (underarm), knit lace, knit 8, knit lace, k16 (middle of the back) and continued. This made it look more even to me and I really like the effect.
So far I’ve used 4 skeins of yarn and since I have enough in my stash, I plan to make this cardigan fairly long and will also make the sleeves a bit longer.
As I mentioned earlier, I also joined the online workshop, The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan with instructor Myra Wood. Last Sunday I spent time on lesson one, which covered measurements and how to obtain proper measurements to insure a good fit. I had hubby help me with my measurements and wrote down everything on the provided basic sloper template. The measurements taken included the neck, shoulder to underarm, front bust, back bust, distance from bust to waist (taken from the underarm to the natural waistline), waist and hips. This will help me when I start customizing my on raglan garments, especially when it comes to inserting stitch patterns.
Since I don’t have much time during the week for this workshop, I’m looking forward to the weekend so I can continue to lesson two, which covers top down construction. I really like how you can stop and go back to review the online videos and interact with others online. Myra is an excellent instructor and is easy to understand, which makes this class even more fun!
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!