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Old 06-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #1
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Featherweight Cardigan by Hannah Fettig knit in
Silky Alpaca Lace knit with #3 and #4 KP options

Love the finished project, but knitting the miles of stockinette and the 1x1 rib was tedious. I made the front band narrower and it works just fine. If I knit this again, I might put in some shaping like others have done.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Very pretty and well worth slogging through the ribbing and miles of stockinette. Well done!
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Very nice!

I read an article the other day...it was commenting on the tendency to use heavy yarns to knit a sweater! Even though they are appealing and quick...the article continued: "It's been found that sweaters knit with lighter weight yarns are worn far more than the bulky sweaters. They are the sweaters that you will reach for the most."

So I had to stop and think...

Anyway, I really love your cardigan! I know you will wear it often, and for many years!
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Laceweight? It's beautiful though and I've toyed with the idea of using a lighter weight yarn. My bulky one is just too warm.
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Wow, thats a beautiful FO. If looks great on you.
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Very nice!

I read an article the other day...it was commenting on the tendency to use heavy yarns to knit a sweater! Even though they are appealing and quick...the article continued: "It's been found that sweaters knit with lighter weight yarns are worn far more than the bulky sweaters. They are the sweaters that you will reach for the most."

So I had to stop and think...

Anyway, I really love your cardigan! I know you will wear it often, and for many years!
Thanks so much!
I love tiny little yarn... but it does take forever! I think I will make this again using fingering weight - should go a bit faster Might also put in some shaping and use a fancier neckband. Just thinking outloud.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:41 AM   #7
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Jan, there's a lot of patterns that use laceweight and fingering yarns but are knit on size 6s and 8s, to make a drapey, floaty sweater that's still warm.
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Jan, there's a lot of patterns that use laceweight and fingering yarns but are knit on size 6s and 8s, to make a drapey, floaty sweater that's still warm.
Yeah, I'll have to look into that sometime. I'll probably get more use out of it.
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What a fabulous little cardi! And you wear it SO well, too! I'm sure you'll get loads of compliments on your creation--and maybe that will make the miles and miles of ss and ribbing all worthwhile.

Thanks for sharing!
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I love the colors and it's beautiful.
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