I haven’t finished any of my WIPs like I should be but for some reason I’m just not in the mood for knitting socks or scarves. I’ve been in sort of a “funk” not knowing what I really want to do but then decided I really should knit another sweater or a cardigan. I loved how my Leaflet turned out, which reminds me that I need to knit one for my Mom, and thought it would be a good time to start another seamless style project.
Easy, breezy panels of lace meet in a garter yoke and finish with a scooped neck. ~ Creative Knitting
I looked through all my magazines, books and patterns, when I came across the Dynamic Cardi by Drops that was in the May 2010 issue of Creative Knitting. This cardigan provides elements that I was looking for, which included a seamless design with raglan sleeves and a touch of lace. I’m happy too that I finally found the perfect pattern to use up my stash of Queensland Rustic DK.
Facts: This design is knitted completely in the round from the bottom up and features a very simply lace pattern. For those of you looking for a pattern that incorporates a variety of sizes, you’ll love this one as it’s written for size Small to XXXL with finished bust sizes ranging from 34”to 53½” . This pattern is very well written and is perfect for an advanced beginner to expert knitter.
Materials: 981 – 1526 yards (897 – 1395 m) of DK weight yarn (please note that the pattern calls for DROPS Muskat from Garnstudio), a size US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle in the length of 31 1/2 ” (80cm) and a set of DPNS, as well as a US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle in the length of 31 1/2 “(80 cm), and five buttons.
Courtesy of DRG Publications
So, I started this project last night and began by casting on 300 stitches and knitting 4 rows of garter stitch. That was a killer for me as I never though I would finish those four rounds (I usually don’t knit anything DK weight) but it went faster as I started the lace design.
As silly as this must sound, I think knitting a sweater will speed up the feel of fall weather for us here in Phoenix, especially since I’m knitting a project using a very fallish looking color. Well, it’s a good thought anyway.
Until next time, happy knitting, crocheting, spinning and crafting!