Sunday, June 12, 2011

FO: Ogunquit

I've finished Ogunquit by Norah Gaughan in the Vol. 8 booklet. The yarn is Rowan Calmer, which is a really nice cotton blend yarn. It's very soft and feels very light. This sweater is a really nice cardi for warm weather.

My row gauge was tighter than the specified gauge so I had to change my number of rows between decreases. If I had to do it again, I would probably slow the decrease rate even more on the lower front sections so that the lower fronts would be wider. For the back, I actually put the decreases closer together to have it flare at the bottom instead of a swing shape.

My hem rolled too much, so I added my favorite edging of single crochet followed by reverse single crochet for both the bottom edge and the sleeve openings. I used a smaller needle to cast on for the sleeves to avoid having the openings flare out.
I knitted the front bands at the same time as the body instead of knitting separate bands and sewing them on. I also slipped the first stitch on the band edges.

Tomokee (aka Large Dog aka Butthead) has no opinion of my sweater, but he was kind enough to pose for a pic.


Ellen Bloom said...

This is a very sweet summer cardi, Betty! The color is great on you.

yoel said...

Lovely! Too bad the pattern didn't have a better (less roll-y) hem already, but it looks like the crochet did a good job. Your dog is funny, just posing next to you!