Friday, February 01, 2008

Puff-Sleeved Cardigan

I am so happy to share my finished Puff-Sleeved Feminine Cardigan with you. Started in July of last year, this project was forgotten during all of the wedding activities of September. I picked it up again in January, vowing that I would not let it sit on the needles for more than 6 months. Too bad it will be too cold to wear it for another 3 months!


Puff-Sleeved Feminine Cardigan from Fitted Knits
knit with Knit Picks Merino Style in 'Mint'

I modified the pattern from the waist on down, adding one more set of decreases and extra rows at the waist. I did not like the original peplum design, so I worked it in stockinette with increases every 8 rows in two places on the front and every 4 rows in two places on the back. I also used 9 buttons to help eliminate any gapping along the front. All of these modifications improved the fit, as I am convinced that this pattern was written for a short-waisted individual.


In the end, I am very happy with this cardigan. All of the frogging and reworking really ensured a good fit, and the final blocking really helped. I foresee lots of future wear for this cardigan, especially since this green is one of my favorite colors.

6 comments:

LizKnits said...

she turned out great ... congrats on getting it done! I had a similar issue with my elizabeth bennet cardigan ... a bit too fitted about the hips for my taste and the waist not where it exists for me. Great job with your modifications.

Elena said...

It's really gorgeous!

goodkarma said...

This is one of my absolute favorite versions! Beautiful color and fit. You're inspiring me to try one for myself...

Windy Knitty said...

I love the modifications you've made--very flattering! I'd like to make a similar version for myself.

flor said...

Beautiful! I'm knitting the same cardigan at the moment and I'm having problems with the lace preplum. I think I like it better in stockingette. I might go for it.Thanks for the inspiration!

McKeehan's said...

thanks for your suggestions on the below the waist design. I agree - I think it is for short-waisted girls. I found that out now that mine is all finished and I'm really annoyed with it every time I wear it. Love what you did to yours.