I think I’ve kept everyone waiting long enough!!

Geodesic Cardigan

 Pattern: Geodesic Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in “Emerald”
Needles: Size US 6/4 mm

When I first read through the pattern, I have to admit that I was a tiny bit freaked out by the “semi” set-in sleeves.  I haven’t knit those in a long time and I don’t think that my scrunched up sleeve seaming efforts have been documented on the blog here.  When sleeve day came, I began the seaming session and voila…just like that, I was done.  There had been no swearing nor any need for strong drink during said session! 

After that, it was just round and round with a few decreases thrown in at regular intervals to get the sleeves to behave.  This is where my boo-boo happened.  Not the fault of the pattern or the yarn, just my knitting tension.  I was magic-looping those sleeves since that is my preferred method of knitting in the round and every time I came to the point where you need to slide the stitches to begin on the next half of your round (fellow magic-loopers, you know what I mean).  The first couple stitches would be so snug that I would have to tug them over the needle to knit and each time I felt like I would snap the yarn.  That’s when I decided that it was time to dig out my unused DPNs and try that method.  Turns out, I suck at DPN-ing.  Check out that ladder!!!  

Lesson learned, I went back to ML on the other sleeve and tugged those stitches painfully across each round.  A note about the yarn – Malabrigo Lace being 100% merino with a single ply construction is notorious for pilling. I’ve worn this cardigan only a couple times but I haven’t noticed any pilling, yet.  Just the usual fuzzy halo of merino yarn.  I’m sure the dreaded pilling will happen eventually. 

Great summer cardigan.  Great little details.  Great pattern.  L-o-v-e gazillion!

16 thoughts on “Geodesic

  1. Jocelyn

    Love love love!!!
    Wow. Worth the wait. Fab work, Preeti, DPN ladder and all.
    I am dreading working with Mally lace too but Jackie’s Adrift cardi is so soft and squishy, albeit it’s got halo already. Beautiful colour on you too!


  2. BloreKnitter

    Stunning! The cardigan is soooo elegant and feminine. Honestly, I didn’t notice the ladder until you pointed out. One great cardigan. I am thinking of making one for myself!


  3. Annie Bee

    Ooh, that’s gorgeous. It gives me hope that I’ll get through the acres of stockinette and get mine finished up too! Love the colour and lines of yours, on you.


  4. Kelly

    Beautiful! I love the colour. I want to cast on for mine now!! I too didn’t notice the ladder until you said. Socks are a great way to practice non laddering.
    Cute dress too.


  5. knitnkanmani

    yes modeling ,u lucky girl,that cardi is beautiful very delicate and soo chic on you .The ladders look like a frame for the face and shoulder area so it looks grand and perfect for photoshoots.I love it 🙂


  6. Kathryn

    Lovely, really lovely! I’m so inspired to get busy and knit away. I wish I was faster knitter, it would make watching these lovely projects take shape so much more rewarding…my mind knits faster than my hands can keep up!


  7. Sarah

    I have not started this yet but it’s high on my list. I was browsing Ravelry and saw yours. The color is beautiful. I was thinking of using a dark color, but your sweater might make me change my mind.


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