|The Flashy Cardigan|
Friday, May 3, 2013
After I used up my red/yellow/orange variegated yarn (leftover from an afghan) to make the Flashy Cardigan to wear to Stitches, I was pleased at how well the raglan sweater draft fit. During a recent sale at the fabric store, some more variegated yarn was purchased, mainly because there was aqua in the colorway. I could visualize a cardigan over an aqua tank worn with my tan trousers. The color repeat is larger in this new yarn, so I was interested to see how the color sections would pool or stripe. The Flashy Cardigan yarn had very short color sections. Who knows, maybe these fun yarns will come back into fashion! I doubt it, but who cares?
The only thing I wanted to change on my raglan pattern was the top of the sleeve. There's supposed to be about an inch of stitches left that become part of the neckline, but because the gauge is only 4+ stitches/inch, the seam allowances used up about half of that, so I wanted to add a few more stitches. Here's how my patterns look when I'm ready to use them: