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)

Ravelry project here.

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.



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8 Responses to Untucked

  1. Chris says:

    Yet another project that turned out great!

  2. Rachel says:

    Very pretty and the color looks great 🙂

  3. Anne says:

    A great wear-everywhere addition to the wardrobe. Betting you get a LOT of wear out of it. (And looks stupendous with your orangey T).

  4. jill says:

    So so pretty. You really modified it to be so versatile; what a go-anywhere sweater! And paired with the t-shirt, you need to be visiting Boise. Orange with blue is the city’s favorite pairing. 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Louros says:

    I love the picture of you in the chair. You look so relaxed and beautiful. Oh yeah, the sweater is great too.

  6. margene says:

    You know what you want, and like, when it comes to knits! Love the simplicity and beauty of the design.

  7. Marianne says:

    How lovely is that! and I love it with the coral tank, great colour combination!

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