Friday, August 22, 2014
I've been thinking of knitting Edda for quite some time. What stopped me were the short sleeves and the lack of buttons. However the best interpretations I saw on Ravelry were without buttons and with elbow length sleeves, so this time I opted to go with the mainstream. The result is a soft and comfortable summer cardigan which can be donned on at home in the evenings or on my way to the supermarket in the morning. Yes, it's mine :), though Gaby is kind enough to pose for this photosession. And because she is such a good girl, I might lend it to her if she wants it :)
Pattern: Edda by Kim Hargreaves
Yarn: Lanoso Alara 50% cotton 50% acrylic, 220 g
Needle: 4 mm
Time to knit: appr. 3 weeks with long breaks
For my version of Edda I followed in the steps of Bunny-B - as my needles were smaller and my gauge quite different, I decided to knit the two fronts and the back together, based on the instructions for the M size and aiming at the S size. For the sleeves I cast on 41 sts and increased to 51 sts, adding one stitch to each side every 10th row, for a total of 60 rows to top shaping.