Racing Stripe Cardi

November 20th, 2009 Posted in FOs, Knitting

Another 2009 goal complete! I finished the Indigo Playmate, from Wendy Bernard‘s Custom Knits. It was my first top-down sweater, and I loved it! Being able to try it on as I went was a huge plus. Obviously, I customized it a bit — made it longer, added stripes on the arm, and changed the collar to a 2″ rib with 8 buttons.

I knitted the size XS, but on size 8’s instead of 7’s, so it ended up more in the S measurements. The yarn is Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Worsted. Love this yarn! So soft and cozy. And, it has a bit of a fuzz to it, which makes it super warm.

I added a couple stripes to the right arm for a little something different. The stripe yarns I just had lying around, one being my sweater that I unraveled and dyed with raspberry koolaid, so that’s a bit of a conversation starter… in certain circles, I suppose.

Button holes I did by binding off two stitches one row, then casting on two stitches on the next row. Super easy. They are a bit loose, but they do the job.

Oh, just hanging out by a dead tree on a warm November day…

  1. 2 Responses to “Racing Stripe Cardi”

  2. By Carrie on Feb 1, 2010

    ohh ahhh! so cozy – i wanna wrap up in it!

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