Thursday, August 13, 2009

FO: #11 Forestry (Old Penny Cardigan)

Pattern: #11 Forestry (Old Penny Cardigan) by Veronik Avery fromVogue Knitting, Fall 2008
Size: Small
Yarn: Tahki Yarns Donegal Tweed (Colourway 879, 7 skeins)
Needle Size: 3.5mm and 4mm
Pattern Alterations: I knitted this cardigan in one piece so there was no seaming except for the underarms which I grafted together once the cardigan was completed. As mentioned on Ravelry, the collar instructions for this pattern are wrong so I followed the advise given by others and had no problems (thank heavens for Ravelry!). I also increased the number of short rows for the collar (another great piece of advise found on Ravelry) and added a button band which I preferred to the recommended sew on clasps.

I'm very happy with my new Cardigan which is so nice and warm!


missfee said...

gorgeous cardie - I love a cardie and it really suits you

Great idea knitting in the round - it is so worth that bit of pre planning to avoid seams


Charisse said...

this looks fantastic. I've been wanting to make this cardi but have been put off by all the pattern errors. But seeing yours makes me want to give it a go!

villapeikko said...

Beautiful! And what did we do before Ravelry (don't even wan't to remember the lonely knitting) :)

sweetp said...

That's gorgeous, love the colour. It does look really warm, and very wearable too.

Ravelry is certainly a lifesaver when it comes to erratta and mods.

Spiraling said...

Gorgeous! I started this pattern this week, but I've been distracted by Vine Yoke.

It's a lovely project.

Anonymous said...

Wow - the cardigan looks beautiful and also very warm and comfortable.