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Last month we had this cabled raglan cardigan class, which uses the Hooray Cardigan pattern by Veera Välimäki. I grabbed a few hanks of Madelinetosh DK for the project and worked along with the class..which brings me to this stage seen here (well, this looks done, but it needs sleeves. But the back looks cool!) The pattern is a fairly straightforward raglan but includes some interesting cable charts on both fronts and down the back. It also has a large turned collar that takes quite a bit of time to knit (2×2 ribbing for 16″ anyone? No? yeah..i didn’t think so.) I suppose I should just knit the sleeves and be done with it, but who likes to knit sleeves? After working the ribbing around the front for almost a week, I have come to a screeching halt on the sleeves. It probably doesn’t help that I have a stealth knitting deadline looming over my head right now too. Fortunately, others have had more success with their Hooray Cardis. Here is Jennifer’s finished cardi:
Here is one of the student’s from the class, also Jennifer, with her card:
Now I know that I have previously scoffed at raglans, since they do nothing but accentuate my giant shoulders..but the raglan lines on this one are very vertical, so I am hoping that it works for my body shape.
So now that I am mostly done with the thing, we get an entire order of the new Madelinetosh DK yarn into the store – Tosh Merino DK. Of course it is lovely. The single ply takes dye similarly to the TML that I adore so much. So I am itching to get a sweater quantity of it. I have to resist until at least this cardi is finished or the Monami cardi is finished…(also a class and also worked in DK weight yarn, by the way). I am having this overwhelming desire to start knitting spring and summer projects so that they are done in time to wear them, but it is also freezing outside and I have a few sweaters so close to being done…
Lost in space
This adorable red cabled beret was left in space yesterday. Let us know if it is yours!