Not your typical hellcat biker chic and
Li'l Deb would say "that's not a bad thing!"

April 30, 2014

Keg's Kelly Cardigan

Pattern:  Kelly Cardigan by Erika Knight
Yarn:  Madil Yarns Kid Seta
7 Skeins of 462 Robin's Egg Blue

I started this cardigan in 2008 and finished it in 2014.  All the pieces knit up fast until I got to the shoulder sections.  The stair step decreases left ugly holes and I had no patience or understanding of short rows.  I put the shoulder sections on stitch holders and packed it all away.

Then I came across a Purl Bee tutorial on short rows and a Purl Hunter video on wrap and turn. After some practice I finished the shoulders  and the seaming.

I knit the smallest size: 34 and it is one size too large for me and two sizes too large for the model. The pattern is designed to be a cropped cardigan but I added a few rows to the length of the body and sleeves.  

  Unstretched and without snaps.

Daughter-who-knits modelled this at the beach in 80 degree temps! 
What a good daughter.

...Happy Trails....

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