I think I’ve kept everyone waiting long enough!!

Geodesic Cardigan

 Pattern: Geodesic Cardigan by Connie Chang Chinchio
Yarn: Malabrigo Lace in “Emerald”
Needles: Size US 6/4 mm

When I first read through the pattern, I have to admit that I was a tiny bit freaked out by the “semi” set-in sleeves.  I haven’t knit those in a long time and I don’t think that my scrunched up sleeve seaming efforts have been documented on the blog here.  When sleeve day came, I began the seaming session and voila…just like that, I was done.  There had been no swearing nor any need for strong drink during said session! 

After that, it was just round and round with a few decreases thrown in at regular intervals to get the sleeves to behave.  This is where my boo-boo happened.  Not the fault of the pattern or the yarn, just my knitting tension.  I was magic-looping those sleeves since that is my preferred method of knitting in the round and every time I came to the point where you need to slide the stitches to begin on the next half of your round (fellow magic-loopers, you know what I mean).  The first couple stitches would be so snug that I would have to tug them over the needle to knit and each time I felt like I would snap the yarn.  That’s when I decided that it was time to dig out my unused DPNs and try that method.  Turns out, I suck at DPN-ing.  Check out that ladder!!!  

Lesson learned, I went back to ML on the other sleeve and tugged those stitches painfully across each round.  A note about the yarn – Malabrigo Lace being 100% merino with a single ply construction is notorious for pilling. I’ve worn this cardigan only a couple times but I haven’t noticed any pilling, yet.  Just the usual fuzzy halo of merino yarn.  I’m sure the dreaded pilling will happen eventually. 

Great summer cardigan.  Great little details.  Great pattern.  L-o-v-e gazillion!

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16 Responses to Geodesic

  1. Jocelyn says:

    Love love love!!!
    Wow. Worth the wait. Fab work, Preeti, DPN ladder and all.
    I am dreading working with Mally lace too but Jackie’s Adrift cardi is so soft and squishy, albeit it’s got halo already. Beautiful colour on you too!

  2. BloreKnitter says:

    Stunning! The cardigan is soooo elegant and feminine. Honestly, I didn’t notice the ladder until you pointed out. One great cardigan. I am thinking of making one for myself!

  3. Annie Bee says:

    Ooh, that’s gorgeous. It gives me hope that I’ll get through the acres of stockinette and get mine finished up too! Love the colour and lines of yours, on you.

  4. Kelly says:

    Beautiful! I love the colour. I want to cast on for mine now!! I too didn’t notice the ladder until you said. Socks are a great way to practice non laddering.
    Cute dress too.

  5. Pearlin J says:

    Beautiful cardigan!stunning pictures too. I would have never noticed the ladder if you hadn’t mentioned. you could do try modeling ,you know.

  6. knitnkanmani says:

    yes modeling ,u lucky girl,that cardi is beautiful very delicate and soo chic on you .The ladders look like a frame for the face and shoulder area so it looks grand and perfect for photoshoots.I love it 🙂

  7. knitnkanmani says:

    Also like background patterns for this blog ,lovely choice 🙂

  8. Kristen says:

    Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colour, love your dress, fabulous photos.

  9. desiknitter says:

    Wow, it’s even lovelier than I had imagined. Very neat fit, it looks gorgeous on you.

  10. SSK says:

    You look great ! I love the color.

  11. Rain says:

    Ah you have inspired me! This is gorgeous…you look gorgeous!!! AHHH LOVE!!

  12. Kathryn says:

    Lovely, really lovely! I’m so inspired to get busy and knit away. I wish I was faster knitter, it would make watching these lovely projects take shape so much more rewarding…my mind knits faster than my hands can keep up!

  13. kerry says:

    How did I miss this post???! Gorgeous colour, classic design and love the pintuck detailing — nice work!

  14. Sarah says:

    I have not started this yet but it’s high on my list. I was browsing Ravelry and saw yours. The color is beautiful. I was thinking of using a dark color, but your sweater might make me change my mind.

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