FO: Ribbi Cardi
Posted by Amber on December 6, 2006
Photo by awesome coworker.
Pattern: Ribbi Cardi by Bonne Marie Burns/ChicKnits
Yarn: Shelridge Farms W4 in Eggplant and Wisteria (4, and 3 balls, respectively. If I remember correctly). I adore this yarn. Such a nice hand to it when finished, subtle variations in color (in a good way, not in a pooling/flashing way), so soft while knitting with it. The hanks are a little messy when you’re winding, but after they’re in balls it might just be the most perfect yarn ever.
Needles: US 7, bamboo
Time: About two weeks to knit – I think. I started it the last weekend of September and it was blocking by October 14th. I finished seaming over Thanksgiving weekend.
Mods: Lengthened the body and sleeves. I’ve misplaced my pattern with notes scribbled in the margins, but I think I could have made the body a little longer still. It isn’t bad short, but I’ve been tugging on the hem so that it covers my tee-shirt all day.
I love it, and I’d knit it again in a minute! (Maybe I’ll spice it up, and do the ribbed all over version.) It was so fast, it looks so cute, and it fits so well. I skipped around all afternoon waiting for people to compliment my sweater, just so I could say “Thank you! I made it!” I made a quick stop at Stitch DC to pick up yarn to finish a hat, along with some super long circulars (yarn was a success, circs were not; but I did get a cute little sheep measuring tape instead), and got to show off there. It’s fun being around knitters who are familiar with the internet – Jess (Stitch DC employee) immediately knew it was Ribbi Cardi.