Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
FO my winter Lopi Cardigan
Finally, the last finishing touches are completed on my Lopi Cardigan. It is still not completely dry. I added on extra rows to the collar - which was too short in my opinion. I also have added a series of short rows in the yoke - so it is lifted enough in the neck. The pattern is from a small booklet called Lopi No 23, and this is design 1. Plötulopi (cakes - 3 threads) used. Now - even if I have followed the pattern to the letter, I have lately got a fling for pockets (great place to put a hankie or my astma medicine). Anyhow - I sewn on the pockets in the very late night - being so stressed I could not sleep... and - I must laugh, that even if I have counted the stitches - I have placed the pockets so uneven it is hilarius. Now to really make this cardi fab, I must restitch the pocket - AND make an inner lining in the collar - so it is nicer to wear and it stands straight. Anyhow - this Lopi-craze is still going on. The interesting part is - when I attempted to knit up my stash on Lopi (or Plötulopi) I have just realized my stash has instead gotten larger than before. Glad I have gotten at least one in the making, one in planning and two that I still do not know which patten to use. I guess I save some to the next winter... these heavy yokes takes a strain on my shoulders... time for some lightweight knitting...