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Summer Set Cardigan Finis!

This is my very first FO for the blog. That is, it's the very first piece begun and finished upon my starting this blog last month. So let's get to my first in-depth wrap up.

Summer Set by Classic Elite Yarns in Dune Grass
64% Cotton, 19% Alpaca, 12% Polyester, 5% Lyocel
Just a pinch more than seven (7) 50 gram balls at 95 yards per ball, or approximately 680 yards.

Suggested gauge 5 stitches per inch on size 7 needles. My gauge was 4.2 stitches per inch on size 8 needles.

As noted above I used size 8 needles on the body. For the trim I used varying sizes. I used size 5 needles on the the sleeve trim, and size 6 needles on the body trim, button band, and neck trim.

In my first draft of the button band what I knit and sewed up looked like this:

Part of the problem was the loose buttons, but part also was button location. I resewed the buttons so that they were right of center and my end result was much more satisfactory:

The finished object (FO!)

I used a basic top down knitting technique. The pointelle design was made by incorporating k2togs and yarnovers every six stitches. The pointelles were offset every other 10 rows.


Your cardigan is beautiful! How did you like the Summer Set yarn? Was it easy to work with? It looks soft but yet has good stitch definition.
Morticcia said…
Thanks so much for the compliment!

I absolutely adored the yarn. I have another 7 plus balls and will most likely knit up a tank to go with the cardigan.

Because of the other fibres the yarn had a lot more give than 100% cotton. There was a teensy weensy bit of the tightness associated with cotton, but no wrist aching that I have gotten with working with 100%.

Overall, I love it and would work with it again. It comes in a great variety of colors.