Posted on Tuesday the 30th September 2014 by Three Stories High
My Minerva make this month is a knitty one. I made the Sunkist cardi by Kirsten Kapur
which is on Ravelry. I highly recommend this top down pattern. If you have not knit top down before then this is the pattern to try.
I used Sirdar Supersoft Aran
, it was supersoft but my tension was not great with it, I have been crocheting too much just recently. How do you get your knitting tension back? all tips welcome.
It is grey, I know, I think grey is finally out of my system now but it sometimes looks like a light musky blue depending on what you wear it with.
The pattern is so adaptable. Knit borders, crochet picot borders, make scalloped borders, tie with a ribbon, add a big button
: the possibilities are endless.
So give it a go, top down cardigans and jumpers are the future. You start at the neck. Use stitch markers to indicate when to increase at the shoulders. The advantages are endless, there is the super added bonus of being able to try it on as you go along: No more short or long arms, no more sewing up, no more bulky side seams, no more too long or short in the body. It really is the bespoke pattern of cardigans.
Thanks Minerva. I just need to get some knitting miles in now to sort out my wayward tension before I crack into some Louisa Harding Jesse cotton DK.