Thursday, September 4, 2008

11 to go!

Maggie's Winter Cardi

Pattern: Shrug This

Yarn: Brooks Farm Solana

Needles: US size 8

Mods: Button hole at the neck for the button I still need to buy. Slightly longer body and long sleeves. I put the sleeves on waste yarn at the point the pattern told me to bind off the sleeves. I cast on 8 stitches under each arm and continued until I was happy with the body length. Then I put the sleeves on dpns and picked up the eight stitches under the arm. I knit in the round to my desired length. I didn't add any shaping to the sleeves. It didn't seem to need it. I still love the pattern, though I'm thinking of it more as a recipe at this point. Brooks Farm Solana is one of my very favorite yarns and it's superwash, making it great for the kids.

I'm off to knit on my comfort shawl next, but what I really want to do... See that orange yarn on the shelves behind Maggie? It's for my Susie Hoodie (Ravelry link). I really really want to cast on for that today. It's raining and chilly here. I'm going to try to resist, but I make no promises.


LeaAnna said...

It turned out great, Dani! So, to get it Maggie's size, you just used smaller needles?

That Susie Hoodie is super cute!

Dani said...

used worsted weight yarn, size 8 needles and kept trying it on.

LeaAnna said...