A nurse who knits…

February 27, 2008

Short Sleeved Cardigan with Ribbing

Filed under: Knitting — yarnnut @ 2:27 am

Hi all,

Here’s a picture of my finished Short Sleeved Cardigan with ribbing. I went to Jo Ann’s yesterday to hunt for buttons. I found 6 that were the right size and shape. Actually, I was hoping for square buttons but that wasn’t to be. There was also a sale on storage containers that I assume are for sewing thread but I’m going to use them to store buttons. I put these buttons on tonight.Short Sleeved Cardigan with Ribbing by Stefanie Japel

I don’t know about you but I think it looks a bit wonky. Hopefully blocking it will make it look better. I don’t know if it’s the weight of the yarn or the fit of the raglan that makes me look a bit zaftig. The raglan seam does not fall on me where it falls on the model in Fitted Knits. Oh well, like I said, a blocking never hurt any knitted FO.

After completing a sweater in 1 week, I decided to go back to what I know better. Knits with skinny little yarns on a size 1 needle. I’m knitting the hem part right now which explains the size 1. Don’t worry, I get gauge with a size 4 in the Harmony interchangeables. You can check out the design here. It is also found in the Summer 2006 issue of Interweave knits. I won’t even bother taking a picture of my work now. It just looks like a circle of stockinette stitch because… that’s what it is. LOL. What I like about this design is that it is knit in the round until the underarms so there is less seaming for me to do. I haven’t decided whether I’ll do the embroidery on the from of it yet. I think it looks pretty but I’m scared of fancy stitching like that.

On my list of knitting things to finish is putting the buttons on poor Nicole. Maybe you’ll get to see another FO tomorrow. I’ll try to take pictures outside because outside lighting beats yucky fluorescent lighting anytime. My photos suck so bad I’m almost tempted to take a photography class at the local junior college. Some bloggers post beautiful pictures that make me jealous of their abilities.

I’m still vegan… It’s been 2 weeks since I’ve had a scrap of meat or drop of milk. I’m still alive and kicking much to my parents’ dismay and Matt’s disappointment. In case you haven’t guessed it, the rest of my family eats meat and believe that they won’t eat anything that tastes good if it is vegan. I’m making a veggie stirfry with rice tonight so I can use up all the veggies in my refrigerator. I want to make a roasted eggplant dish tomorrow. Yum… there’s a sandwich recipe in Veganomicon that uses roasted eggplant. Good thinking…



  1. I think it’s really cute. You’re slim enough to carry off the texture successfully.

    Comment by sarah-hope — February 27, 2008 @ 7:05 pm | Reply

  2. I think that the blocking will help elongate the bottom portion which will make a world of difference. In the meantime, it still looks fab! Keep up the good work on being vegan. I just took a vegitarian authentic italian cooking class in solana beach which was great. The few times they used cheese could easily be switched for the soy conterpart. Yummy all around!

    Can’t wait to see Nicole finished btw. I started it sometime in the summer and frogged it after losing my place and starting on the wrong row. Still have the yarn to start again if I get inspired.

    Comment by Susan D — February 27, 2008 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

  3. I actually had that pattern on my list for some time but have waited because of it being a bulkier yarn – let me know how it blocks out. I was a vegan for about 15 years now just eat fish…I’ve never missed meat and neither has my health!

    Comment by reddogknits — February 28, 2008 @ 12:47 am | Reply

  4. I can’t see it terribly well in the picture, but I also think the bottom just needs a little lengthening, which you can probably manage with a good wet-blocking. I love the color, too, especially with your coloring!

    Comment by Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) — February 28, 2008 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  5. Very beautifully knit and a gorgeous color for you, too. It’s so good to come see your blog for the kitting inspiration. So, you nave gone vegan? Your food bill will decline! There are so many Vegan sites to get recipes from, too. Congratulations at staying on track.

    Comment by Lella — March 4, 2008 @ 8:01 am | Reply

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