Archive for August, 2008

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I just finished Stephanie Japel’s Cardigan with Leaf Ties, except, I made it without the leaf ties. I got a bunch of delicious Knit Picks Andean Silk for Christmas from my husband, and after some deliberation decided to knit it up into the cardigan with leaf ties. What a fun project!

Unfortunately, the only thing I didn’t like were the leaf ties. I did really like how they looked in the picture that came with the pattern, and I liked the leafs and I-cord when I knit them on a (much) smaller needle than recommended, but the I-cord that went around the neckline just kept bunching up and pulling on the neckline in a weird way. I don’t think it’s my way of picking up stitches that did it, as I normally never have this problem… anyway, after letting the project sit for some time while deciding what to do with it, I finally decided to frog the collar and instead, knit on a narrow 2×2 rib collar and have it close with a button. I really like how it turned out. I will definitely be wearing this one a lot!

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