There has been one other cardigan that kicked my fanny like SYLVI has!
That’s the [B]DOLLAR AND A HALF[/B] Cardigan by Veronik Avery.
It was such a beautiful cardigan, but the pattern had errors, and plus, the directions were very scanty due to its being published in a magazine.
My cardigan turned out OK in the end…but can’t say the same for others that didn’t clue in soon enough on a BIG TIP that I posted.
That’s me, the ole REMEDY lady.
This is the Dollar and a Half, the online photo published by the magazine:
This is mine:
I modified a bit and added a cable to the RIGHT SLEEVE.
This is how some folks “panels” turned out:
And you COULD NOT block this much puckering.
In the online KAL they called it the MICHELIN MAN SYNDROME.
My remedy was to use a needle TWO SIZES SMALLER for the rev st st panels (the puckered panels), and transitioning to that smaller needle 2 rows prior to the rev st st.
Anyhoo, it was a nightmare of a project. There were lots of other problems of which I won’t bore you!
If I knit the “BUCK FIFTY” again, things would go very smoothly.
I didn’t use a good yarn. I learned a BIG LESSON about yarn choice from this project! My yarn choice ended up “blooming” and “fluffing” so much that you can hardly see the lace panels nor any other pattern detail. My photo of the sweater doesn’t show it at its worst! Oy. :pout: I never wear the sweater. The yarn has a lot of short hairs (Cascade Cloud 9) and it makes a HUGE MESS of red all over anything it touches, including the seats at church, my husband’s suit, my blouse, my car seat, EVERYTHING. I could cry as I type these words. But I refuse to toss it out. Maybe someday I’ll… :think:…[I]no[/I]…[I]no I won’t.[/I]
Oh! I know! I could rip it out, knit a BOOGA BAG and FELT it! Doggone good idea! :happydance: