A Cardigan for Arwen KAL

The Knit-Along for A Cardigan for Arwen by Kate Gilbert from Interweave Knits, Winter 2006. Come join the Fellowship!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Its Done!

Stitched the zipper in last night. Finished just in time for giving on Christmas day. I'll have my daughter model it so I can get some pictures then.

Thanks to all of you for all of your assistance with this project.

So, in a couple of weeks I'll start thinking about what the sweater for next Christmas will be.

Happy Holidays to all of you!!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Almost done with the hood!

I've been faithfully working on the sweater, working at least 3 or 4 rows every day, and I'm now only 10 rows away from being done!!

Now a question for anyone that put a zipper in the front of this (or more appropriately, DID anyone do that?)

How did you stitch it in? By hand? Did you do anything else special to that front edge before you did?

Would love to hear about anyone else's experience with this before I just dive in!

Monday, November 12, 2007

A question about seaming.....

I've finally completed both sleeves and was wondering if anyone had a favorite seaming technique for these -- I'll be working with both edges as open stitches on holders.

Any ideas for something fairly easy that makes a good looking seam on both sides?


Thursday, October 25, 2007

how to attach the sleeves to the back when knitting Arwen in one piece

Well, one way, anyway. It's a little difficult to explain, but um. I joined new yarn at the right armpit (with a nice long tail, because the armpits needed some tightening anyway) and knitted across to the last stitch. I slipped that last stitch, then picked up one stitch in the selvedge edge of the back of the left sleeve and passed the slipped stitch over the picked-up stitch. I always slip my selvedge stitches, so I had a nice clean edge to work with.

As you can see, there is a visible line, but it's not nearly as lumpy as a sewn seam would be. Erm, a seam sewn by me, I mean. I'm sure y'all are much better at seam-sewing than I am.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Back to working......

After a break to marry off the daughter I'm making this for and then to recover from all the flower preparation, cake decorating and general chaos, I'm back to working on this.

I'm knitting in the round, so at this point one front and one sleeve are complete and I'm now working on the other sleeve.

Can anyone that did this in the round tell me how they handled the back and attaching the sleeves to it? I'm guessing that I will be stitching up the sleeves and the back then going upward for the hood.

Something to think about as I work on this second sleeve......

Saturday, September 15, 2007

maroon soon!

arwen7a Well, hm. I was going to do the hood, even though I don't usually ever wear hooded things, because I didn't want to go to the trouble of re-jigging the neckline. But I just happened to come to the end of a skein when it was time to start the hood, so I tried it on, and I'm okay with the neckline. So I did a bit of moss stitch and bound off, and once I get the ends tucked in, and the whole thing washed and blocked, I'm going to call it done! And be happy!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


It hit me last night right before I went to bed that I posted just a picture of Arwen after blocking. Here is a finished picture. For moire info/specs. check out my blog.