I have finished knitting the main pieces of Sofia (my cropped cardi). I’m now knitting the garter and eyelet edging as a separate piece. After knitting several inches of the edging, I thought it would be a good idea to block the main pieces and then figure out how many inches I need to knit.
Here the two fronts and one sleeve:
And the back and the remaining sleeve:
I’m blocking these pieces based on the diagram with the finished measurements. There were only two diagram measurements provided: length and width. For the sleeves, I’m using my personal measurements taken from my sewing days.
I used a lot of lace and T-pins to shape and pin the pieces in place. I sprayed water over the knitted pieces and will let it dry for the next few days.
After I sew my cardi, I should have a better idea of how long I need to knit the garter and eyelet edging. Yes, I will have a lot of seaming to do next weekend.
In the meantime, I’m thinking about my next project. I found some neat projects in the latest Spring/Summer Vogue Knitting magazine as well as the new Tahki Yarns City Tweed pattern booklet.
I will be back to post about my new project as well as how Sofia is coming along.