The upside of being in bed for a week with the sicky plague allowed me to knit. I couldn’t read or sew with my icky head, but knitting with size 6 needles and worsted weight yarn kept the boredom at bay. Consequently I finished my Lamb’s Lace Cardi in record time.
This is a pretty easy, straight forward top down raglan. The pattern is error free but isn’t really that detailed for those needing more involved instructions. I wish it had stitch counts to check progress and technical drawings with measurements. I know I’m crazy for technical drawings but that is the best tool to see if you’re on the right track. Just my two cents. You can successfully make a sweater from the pattern as is.
Details: pattern is Lamb’s Lace Cardi; yarn is GGH Bali in black 7.25 ball used (1052m); changed the sleeves to 3/4 length; added a bit of length to the bodice (the advantage of a top down construction – trying on as you knit); increased at the side sides rather than increasing a bunch of stitches at two set points; used a one row buttonhole as it’s a nicer looking finish.
I think I’ll actually wear this sweater, it’s a good weight for my California climate and it’s black – my perfect color!