While on vacation last week I was knitting a cardigan in a lovely Malabrigo sock yarn. I had knit 12″ on a size 4 needle when I realized that I had cast on WAY too many stitches. I knew that it did not look correct, but I had the gauge I wanted, and kept right on knitting. I was going to rip it all out, but decided to make lemonade from lemons.
I am now making a summer tee with a sideways knitted construction. The front is a cabled pattern that I found in the Debbie Bliss Coastlines Book. It is a lot of cabling and different stitch patterns so I am glad that I am only doing the pattern on the front. The back will be my attempt at a standard cardigan – turned sideways.
Hopefully this turns out as planned, but at least it is worth a try!
This is the cabled sideways knit sweater that gave me the inspiration. The needle size and yarn are much smaller and finer than the Debbie Bliss sweater, I am hoping for a less chunky look. The book can be found here:
http://www.debbieblissonline.com/Book.asp?bid=41 and the yarn is Malabrigo Persia.