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I LOVE Zuni!

I promised a blog post on my successful finished object, so here it is: The Zuni Cardigan!

Zuni Cardigan Knitting Pattern
A successful project! The Zuni Cardigan all done. The left side looks a little longer because I’m leaning to the left. The sides are the same length.

This beauty was technically finished last November, but the sleeve caps were giving me fits. I changed the pattern because of my crazy-short arms, and when I looked at the photos on the pattern, I though there were a couple of gathers at the top of the sleeve. I knit the sleeve caps with lots of stitches across the top so I could fold it into gathers, and it looked ridiculous.

So I did just one gather, and I liked that better. Looking more closely at the pattern, though, it didn’t call for gathers at all. But I was done, and mine has a gather! It’s cute, I think, although I really don’t need the extra bulk. But like I said, it’s done!

Mods I Made

  • Since I changed the sleeve length, and I got lazy, so I only did one colorwork section on the sleeves. What do you think?
  • Another modification I made was omitting the belt. I don’t look good in belted garments, so this is just an open front cardi. I can close it with a shawl pin, or add a snap later if I want to.
  • I made the back and fronts longer by adding a few rows to the cream sections between the colorwork rows.

In an earlier blog post, I detailed the progress of this project, so check that out for more info.

Yarn Love

zuniyarndetailI used Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted in Gold Spice, Charcoal Heather, and Oatmeal Heather, as shown at right. This yarn was great to work with, and it’s super economical. Love that!

I loved these colors when I saw them in the original pattern, so I decided not to mess with a good thing. Jesie Ostermiller knows of what she speaks.

I’m really happy with this sweater, and I’ve worn it a lot. The length is perfect, and although I thought I’d want a closure in the front, I enjoy wearing it open. It’s a warm sweater, so wearing it open helps with that.

I hope you’ll give this one a try.

Cheers,

1KCsig

 

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