Saturday, November 5, 2011

Effortless - Halfway

Over the past few days I've been working on the Effortless Cardigan.  The pattern is well-written and the knitting is, well, effortless!  I'm halfway finished, at least I'd better be halfway.  I've used half the yarn.  If I'm not halfway then I'm in trouble! 

I like the Tosh DK yarn.  My hands are loving the softness.  I've read on various blogs and on Ravelry that sometimes there is a wide difference in color between skeins of the same dye lot.  However, so far at least, I'm not finding that with this color.  Maybe it's because gossamer is a lighter color.  Having said that, I hope that the remaining three skeins are as consistent as the first three.

I just need to finish 2 more inches of ribbing at the bottom, the two sleeves and the ribbing along the front edges and neck.


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

looks lovely so far!

Kourtney said...

Looks wonderful! And wow, you knit like the wind! Or perhaps you have more knitting time in the day than I do... (or both)

My Effortless is just at the waist, although I changed my gauge to be a good bit denser than the pattern called for, I'm useing a 4.0 or 4.5mm, so I adjusted my stitch counts dramatically too. I need to take a look and see how many skeins I've used... and how many are left, and decide on final length of sleeves and body... Thank goodness I got extras and I like 3/4 length sleeves!