Monday, February 6, 2012

Rocky Coast Cardigan

It's done! I've finished the Rocky Coast Cardigan from Coastal Knits. It really is beautiful.

It was fun to knit and I love the color. The yarn is Malabrigo Worsted in Bobby Blue.

A bunch of people have had trouble getting the fit right. I did have to do some adjustments. Fortunately, the designer has added some notes on how to get the sweater to fit better. Unfortunately for me, this happened after I finished it. I've worn it around, and like several other people, it does slide off my shoulders. I plan on getting a shawl pin to pin the center. I think that will help out a bunch. If I were to make this again, I might cast on fewer stitches for the back. I have reasonable wide shoulders, but the back is a bit too wide, which contributes to the slipping.

If it stayed on my shoulders, I might be wearing it every day. But for now it has not displaced my favorite sweater. I still would recommend making this cardigan. But it is worth reading the designer's notes and following them for the smaller sizes.

7 comments :

collegeknitting said...

Now, why didn't you show me those design notes BEFORE I made the whole sweater body? I'm going to blog about my sleeve problems tomorrow, but suffice to say that I'm not ripping out my whole sweater to do extra raglan rows! And yours looks beautiful, by the way.

Danette said...

Too pretty for words and the color takes my breath away. Cute little model too!
Danette

Sharon Troia said...

Very pretty!

fern1knits said...

Beautiful card! Looks great on you, and fantastic color.

AC said...

What a color! It looks super comfy. Love it!

AC said...

My captcha word was 'undie'...heh heh.

Maryse said...

Wow! Émilien will be tough to beat! But I simply love your RCC. It's the first one I see in blue I think. And well, Malabrigo. I think I would make mine exactly like yours (if you don't mind)... To bad it's not 100% to your satisfaction but it still is an very very nice cardi!

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