Our knitters were our this Thursday to show off their Lilas Cardigans. Most have reached the bottom of the arms and are working on the body of the sweater.
Some notes on the project – there appears to be a typo in the body section of the cardigan. the pattern states:
Maintaining the pattern as set over the border sts and working the body in St st, work for 9 rows, starting with a RS row.
Next row (RS), work to 3 sts before 2nd marker, k2tog, k1, sm, ssk, work to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k1, ssk, work to end. 4 sts decreased.
Repeat the last 10 rows one more time.
The problem is that if you start the first of nine rows with the RS, row nine will also be a RS row, which means that row ten (the decrease row) can not also be a RS row. What I did was simply work ten rows, instead of nine, work the decrease row and then work nine more rows and then the decrease row again. As long as your decrease rows have 9 rows in between them, it will work. Also be sure to work the decrease row on a RS row.
Other possibly adjustments: I worked my sleeves flat instead of picking up stitches and working in the round. This will add more structure and reinforcement to the armpit area, which tends to be a stress point for the fabric. If you do this, plan to cast on two extra stitches, work flat and then seam up the sleeve and the armpit (a “t” shaped area to seam). If you want to do your sleeves flat, just ask us how!
Stop in this Thursday to finish up your cardigan or check in our yours and other folks progress. We can talk about seaming and blocking and weaving in tails.