Striped

Cardi
Pattern: coming
Yarn: Artesano Aran
Needles: US size 9 / 5.5 mm

I recently visited a yarn store after a long break, since my stash had gotten very little. Another thought behind this visit was to make some winter accessories, maybe a big cowl and mittens. Artesano Aran is one of my favorite yarns, so I purchased the last 5 skeins of brown they had. To brighten the brown up a bit, I bought some white too. Back at home, I opened Ravelry and checked what others had made with the same amount of yarn. I was very surprised to notice that I had bought enough for a sweater! Hooray.

Cardi

Ok, in this case I’m going to make a cardi, I decided.
It would have a short, open-ended zipper and striped sleeves (I have this thing about stripes, can’t help it). Though it’s easy to buy more yarn, I also decided to give myself a challenge and make this cardi with the yarn I had. To be sure, it was going to be knit from top down so I could adjust the lengths easily. At first I made the yoke, which was very promising since it took only 1 skein of yarn. I continued knitting the body and after I had completed the waist shaping, the stitches were left on hold.

Cardi

The sleeves were interesting part. At first I made two different looking sleeves, one which had stripes all over it and the other one, which was the same as you can see on the photos. I didn’t like the all-striped version so I ripped it back. I knitted both sleeves until they were about ¾ length and set aside. I needed to be sure I have enough yarn to complete the body.
Meanwhile I got an idea about the hem – it would be shaped with short rows to make the front shorter and back longer. After the hem was done, I continued with the sleeves. At this point I had plenty of yarn left so I continued knitting the sleeves in garter stitch. I love how garter stitch looks, the yarn really makes the texture pop.

Cardi

Sewing on the zipper was a success at the first try. Which I was really happy about since I really don’t have much experience on adding the zippers.
This cardi also got the similar flower as the Vammus-tunic before it.

31 thoughts on “Striped

  1. villapeikko says:

    Anonyymi, kiitos paljon!

    Altocumulus, kiitos! Hyvä että kokonaisuus toimii :)

    Villapallo, kiitos! Luulen että tätä tulee käyettyä tosi paljon.

    Hannaliini, kiitos! :)

    Chris, thank you!

    Maija, kiitti :) olen saanut neulemojoni takaisin, ihanaa taas nauttia siitä mitä tekee!

    oldnanny, thank you!

    Kristiina, kiitos paljon!

    AlleRaa, thank you :)

    Tanja, kiitos! Ohje on menossa testaajille ja editoitavaksi pian :)

  2. AnniKainen says:

    Oi miten tyylikäs neule, taas kerran! Ihailen sinun taitojasi.

    Tuollaisessa neulomisessa missä pitää ottaa huomioon lankojen riittävyydessä on oma viehätyksensä, tosin joskus voi mennä aika jännäksi.

  3. villapeikko says:

    Yritän muistaa kenelle olen jo vastannut sähköpostilla mutta ei haittaa vaikka menisi tuplasti :)

    Iida, ihana kuulla! :)

    Carmela Biscuit, thank you so much!

    Kaunis Nelli, kiitos :)

    -P- kiitos paljon!

    Emma, kiitos. Yksityiskohtien miettiminen oli hauskaa ja yllättävän paljon auttoi se kun eräänä neuvottomuuden hetkenä nakkasin paidan tyttären päälle ja näin sen ulkopuolisen slmin :)

    Dentaurus, kiitos! Kiva että Pompustakin tykätään :)

    Jii, kiitos! :)

  4. Piikkari says:

    Siis mä en kestä. En ole koskaan nähnyt näin hienoa villistä (ja olen nähnyt useita). Jos blogin kävijämäärä on eilisestä moninkertaistunut, se olen minä. Ravaan täällä jatkuvasti tuijottamassa tätä, ja tsekkaamassa josko ohje olisi jo ilmestynyt. Ihana!

  5. Hanna says:

    Oi, mä tykkään tästä! Toi vetskari on tosi hyvä, kun se on vaan osalla matkaa. Raidoitus on kivan hillitty ja kirjailtu kukka käy kuin pisteenä iin päälle. Tällaisen voisin kyllä neuloa itsellenikin =o)

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