Friday, December 15, 2006

Finally Posting--Red Ribbed Cardi

Holiday knitting has snowed me under! No pun intended. It's kept me from doing some serious blogging. But I'm here now, with a pic of my finished Red Ribbed Cardi.

I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. Cutting the steek and sewing in the zipper was not nearly as painful as I had expected. In fact, the steek was the easiest part of the whole thing! There are a few things I wish I'd done differently, such as working more raglan decreases before starting the collar (the neck is a little "boatier" than I had planned), and I also wish I'd worked some of Elizabeth Zimmermann's famous applied I-cord to the fronts to cover the zipper a little better. But hey, it was a prototype and I'm happy it fit at all!

If you'd like to see more details, and see pictures of how I cut the steek *gasp* you can check out my blog here

Happy knitting all!


Laura said...

Your sweater came out great, Emily! Steeks. The one thing in knitting that I'm afraid of: cutting my knitting. Egads. Congratulations!

prairiegirl said...


I love your sweater! I'd be so terrified to cut anything I'd knit - maybe someday I'll be brave... but not yet!

Chris said...

Now that's what I call a RED sweater! I love it!!!! What pattern are you using? or are you designing it? Great job!

HeatherKnits said...

Oh I love it! What a nice pattern, and great color!