The Licorice cardi is finally, finally done!
I had the wonderful Megan H. put in the zipper for me, and she did a most fantastic job.
Pattern: see pattern notes
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-ease, Licorice, 5.5 skeins
Needles: Denise US 6 & 7 (4 and 4.5 mm)
Started: April 23, 2005
Finished: May 30, 2005
This sweater is a bottom-up raglan, with the body done in one piece and the sleeves in the round. I started from Rosedale, but changed many things. Details:
– knit-in hem on body and sleeves
– front bands done with a knit in slip-stitch facing
– different shaping on both body and sleeves
– pocket from Rogue
– collar…well. I did a rolled collar, but the wrong way. Then I sewed it down with the stockinette side facing out.
Soft, super comfy, machine wash, with a zipper! It’s my new go-to cardi!
Something else finished…finished yarn.
2 skeins of colonial wool top, hand-dyed, bought from eBay. The colours are amazing and it was super easy to spin – although definitely took some time on the drop spindle! (need wheel now.) It’s only about 200 yards total, bulky 2-ply. The spinning and plying are…not that great. But it’s still pretty, and was a learning experience right? Now the question is, what to do with it?