A Quick Cardi

This was a great knit for me. It took me a bit to figure it out, the directions aren’t as detailed as I’d like, but that is only because it is my first Cardi and knit in this style. Now that I have the hang of it, I think I may knit another. I am speaking of the Abalone by Beata Jezek (available as a free download on Ravelry).

Abalone - The Pomegranate Chronciles

I used the beautifully soft Louet Riverstone, 100% wool. It was a lovely yarn to work with and I would certainly use it again. I also used a size US8 circulars as that was the only size I had in a 32 inch. It is an interesting pattern, as the body is knit from the bottom up. Increases start from the first row until desired width is hit (for me it was 32 inches). Then its a straight knit until the desired length.

Abalone - The Pomegranate Chronicles

 

Then the stitches that will make the sleeves are placed on scrap yarn and worked separately. Later they are folded in and all sewn together.

Abalone - The Pomegranate Chronicles

The finishing is where I got flubbed up a bit. All stitches around the body are picked up. The directions just say to add a few sts at the corners to flatten out the bunching. The first time I picked it all up, I did not add enough stitches and had to pull the edging back out again. I actually increased every sts at the corners, knit two rows, then decreased anywhere there was a bit of gathering on the edge. This technique seemed to work for me, but I was very nervous about having to rip it out again. All in all, a great knit. It is very┬áversatile and I have already worn it a dozen times. I wouldn’t mind knitting another, perhaps adding a little more detail in the edging. I am very pleased with this quick knit.

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5 thoughts on “A Quick Cardi

  1. February 5, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern for ages. Your rendition is truly lovely!

  2. February 6, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Gorgeous and the color looks awesome on you!

  3. February 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Very nice. Love the color!

  4. February 8, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Oh I really like this! I think I’ve pinned this on Pinterest and have been meaning to make it. Yours turned out lovely – great colour.

  5. February 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    This is gorgeous! It looks so comfy and practical. I bet you’ll wear it often!

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