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, 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.

Monday, August 13, 2007

It Is Done, hurray!

OK, so, I finally decided last week that I needed to get over my block about blocking the Arwen sweater and just "git 'er done". So I got her blocked and sewn up and wore the sweater to a new group of spinner/knitter/weavers/ and other fiber crafters last Friday. More pics of the finished Arwen on my blog.

Color me maroon!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

So far so good, pretty much

Arwen, 6 balls inWell, the weather broke, and it's damp and cold enough that I can face the idea of a lapful of merino, so I've made a bit more progress on Arwen. The second sleeve is done, grafted and seamed.

Someone else posted about a 6-foot wingspan, so I thought I could afford to shorten my sleeves a bit. I took off what I thought was about 3 inches, and maybe after blocking it will be, but at the moment, the cuffs hit right at my elbows. And if that's where that thick cable really hits, it'll be difficult to bend my arms while wearing the cardigan. No way I'm ripping back, after all that work: I'll try to block them longer, or learn to live with it.

So now I'm on the upper half of the back, and still hoping to avoid seaming. At the end of each row I slip the last stitch, pick up one stitch in the selvedge edge of the sleeve, and pass the slipped stitch over. It's a tad lumpy, but less lumpy than a seam would be.