Friday, November 1, 2013

FO Friday - Waterfall Cardigan

Pattern: None
Yarn: Koigu KPM 
Needle size: 3mm
Ravelry Project Page: Waterfall Cardigan

I originally used this yarn in a very similar styled cardigan but with a large ruffle along the front edge. I finished it, wore it once, then it got too warm to wear and I put it away (without taking a photo, of course). Then while cleaning out my closet I decided to try it on to find out that I either lost weight or weight had shifted and the arms were now too big which I noticed in a couple other sweaters as well. Because I absolutely loved this colour I decided I'd just knit it again exactly how I wanted it and because I didn't want to pick up all those stitches again I decided to make the waterfall effect in a different way by extending the fronts to allow for drape. 

This was one of those sweaters that I originally thought "This would be great in a cropped style!" so I knit the entire thing including arms and endless rows of seed stitch for a border, tried it on, and decided it'd be much better longer. So off to the frog pond I went. There's something slightly heartbreaking about frogging a fingering weight cardigan especially if it's more than once. But I kept saying to myself that I had already frogged the entire thing once to make it fit perfectly so it's really not that bad frogging a comparatively small section to achieve a nice fit. 

In the end I'm happy that I frogged and now that it's finished and I'm on to other projects, I don't even remember the pain of frogging. 

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