Here’s one of this week’s finished objects…
A short-sleeved, tuckless version of Geodesic Cardigan.
I still had enough left from the two balls of Malabrigo laceweight that I could have probably done elbow-length sleeves. But this is really all I wanted – just something that I could throw over sleeveless tops for work, or when it gets a little cool.
I really liked the tucks on the first cardigan I did, but I just wanted this one to be very basic.
Pattern: Geodesic Cardigan, by Connie Chang Chinchio
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Lace, colorway 118 “Tortuga”, 2 skeins
Needles: US 6/4mm (US 4/3.5mm for the garter stitch hems)
Modifications: No tucks, short sleeves. Worked the sleeves downward from the top of the cap, shaping by casting on and increasing. To make a front facing, I added 5 stitches on each front edge, and worked them (as seen from the RS) as k1, p3, k1. Then I folded the facing to the inside along the knit column adjacent to the body, and tacked it down. Otherwise, I worked it as per the pattern: in one piece to the underarms, using a phoney seam.
The skeins were quite a bit different, so the entire cardigan was worked by alternating yarn from each skein every other row.