Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
Instepping Out
Arielluria's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
Will Paton's Shetland Chunky Cardi Look Good After Blocking???
I just finished my first top down cardi, it was super to have it all done without any finishing needed. It's the Sunkist Cardi

I WAS making it for myself but it turned out small so I decided to send it to some of our church missionaries in Kiev, Russia, for whom our church is knitting stuff anyway. Someone smaller or a teen might like it.

I used Patons Shetland Chunky which I got on clearance at Michael's for $2/ea. which made this about $6. I love a deal! You can't really tell but it's a really nice chartreuse color.

So I've never blocked this yarn and I wonder if the curling will diminish and I'm toying with adding some vertical ribbing for buttonholes instead of leaving it open. Not sure. Any ideas on how to finish this would be appreciated. I'm afraid to go the ribbing route because I wouldn't know what to do when it comes to the curve (where markers are), I'm sure just picking up stitches and making the ribbing wouldn't be enough.

A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 07-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
1st Leg of the Journey
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 173
Thanks: 7
Thanked 60 Times in 54 Posts
I would think that blocking would flatten out that curling at least a little bit. But adding a few rows of ribbing would definitely do the trick. As for the curves, one of the best things about ribbing is that it handles curves so well, stretching and contracting where it needs. Give it a try. And if you don't like it, you can always take it out!
Spokaloo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Spokaloo For This Useful Post:
Arielluria (07-21-2008)
Old 07-21-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
Working the Gusset
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 1,624
Thanks: 268
Thanked 607 Times in 580 Posts
I think adding ribbing would look great! And it would definitely take care of the rolling edges. I don't think in this yarn (isn't it 75% acrylic, 25% wool? I have some in my stash ) that blocking would be enough to control the rolling. Acrylic doesn't block well in my experience~ I made a cardigan and blocking seemed to help at first, then it just popped right back maybe its just me, but I'd go for the ribbing.

BTW, the sweater looks really good!
Jaxhil is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jaxhil For This Useful Post:
Arielluria (07-21-2008)
Old 07-21-2008, 06:09 PM   #4
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts
I made my son a sweater with Shetland Chunky, and it washes and dries beautifully in the machine. I agree that blocking won't 'stick,' but if you add some ribbing for buttons on the front it will work out great.
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wanting Beehive Shetland Chunky Rhyannon1970 Buy/Sell/Swap 3 07-02-2012 10:52 PM
Patons Shetland Chunky Yarn jijiewang General Knitting 4 03-16-2008 01:04 AM
Paton's Shetland Bulky - Great Deal! Squeekie General Knitting 14 02-09-2008 03:40 PM
Paton's Shetland Chunky Mski General Knitting 3 09-26-2007 04:39 PM
Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds usamacka General Knitting 2 01-06-2007 02:27 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 AM.