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March 02, 2010

Sarah Saves the Day!

I've been knitting a cardigan based on Mediterranean Blues, from the Spring 2000 issue of Knitter's. It is knit from side to side in garter stitch, creating a lovely vertical striping effect. The wool is a blend of lovely hand dyed Red Barn Farm pansy color and some commercial purple wool, all gifts from My Sweet Benny.

I am gauge retarded.

I knit the beginning of my cardigan as per the pattern instructions. When I got to the row where I was supposed to cast off for underarms, I was 3 inches short in width.

Today was the day I thought I would have to frog and find another project. I was quite unhappy about the frogging but am too mathematically challenged to fix the pattern.

Then Along Came Sarah.... (sung in my goofiest voice)

In less than 5 minutes she had measured my knitting, perused the pattern, and drawn me the most perfect schematic ever seen!

I'm going to love this sweater!

Pansy

I've been remiss in my blog posting. I will be filling in the blank spots in the days to come.

Posted by Angi at 07:03 PM