Notes on Treeline Striped Cardigan

I’ve been plugging away on the striped cardigan and now have the sleeves done and am up to the waist shaping of the body.

Modification 4 (after size, waist shaping, and yarn):
There was a little something that bothered me in the photo of the sweater on Purl Bee, and after finally getting to the body of the sweater and thoroughly reading *ahem* the pattern for that part, I discovered that there’s ribbing at the front edge, in addition to the ribbed edging that is knit on at the end. It adds this blurriness to the stripes that I’m not fond of, so I’ve left it off. So far so good. I’m still not sure about the striped and ribbed edging, but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.

Karen asked about knitting this cardigan in the round, adding a steek, and cutting it down the front and believe me, the thought crossed my mind, but I don’t think even the tightest machine sewing in the world could contain Kidsilk Haze. I even thought, for a mere moment, about weaving in the ends of the Kidsilk at the beginning and end of each brown row in order to knit it in the round, but bah. Flat it is. And it’s fine, even with the *knit 2 rows, purl 2 rows* striping bit. It’s fine.

Please excuse the possibly awful photos. I got a new camera and am quite excited. Things can only get better from here on out. :)

14 Responses to “Notes on Treeline Striped Cardigan”

  1. Mrs MJW

    Wow. Your Cardi and yarn is LOVELY. What an inspiration. Keep up the awesome work.

  2. E to the M

    The sweater is looking great; I can’t wait to see it all done!

    What kind of camera did you get?

  3. Heather

    I like the macro on your new camera; it’s very cool!

    I love your close-up pictures – that way you can see each individual stitch. I think that reminds me of the love and care involved in the process of knitting.

    I can’t wait to see the finished cardigan!

  4. alison

    What “awful photos” are you talking about?! I’m drooling over those stripes. Love, love, love them.

  5. j a r e d

    I’m trying to remember… have I ever seen you knit a sweater in pieces? ;)

    Have you thought about making the band all brown like the cuffs? I think that’d look pretty great too. Beautiful colors

  6. Evonne

    I am in love, and will jump on the bandwagon…soon.

  7. stacey

    loving the stripes! i like the striped edge – you could always do something like a single crochet in brown on the edge if you wanted something simple….

  8. Karen

    it looks *awesome*! I love love love how the stripes look! I can see that weird part you’re talking about on the edges in the picture, and I think that must be the part in the pattern that made me say huh? as I was reading through it. I love the new camera (or at least the pictures it takes). And Jared’s idea is a good one, doing all the ribbing brown like the cuffs and bottom band are. I might have to do that on mine.

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