Friday, June 28, 2013


Pattern: Atelier, by Heidi Kirrmaier
Yarn: Madelinetosh DK in Tart (5 skeins, leftover yarn: about 30 gr)
Needles: 3.5 and 3.75 mm
Ravelry project page
I rarely swatch so of course my gauge was off … I started knitting the S size but then realized it was too big and decreased to XS.
  • made three back decreases, one right after starting the body and the other two spaced about 1 inch apart
  • lowered the waistband by 2 cm (to match my natural waist position)
  • knit full length sleeves
  • knit longer garter stitch bottom hem: 8 ridges in total
  • after starting the pockets didn’t make any more increases or decreases
Pockets were also made smaller, cast-on 28 stitches and put 22 sts on hold.

The yarn: Madtosh DK blocked beautifully and grew a bit lengthwise which made this even more perfect. The color is my favorite madtosh base, and although it ran quite a bit when wet blocking it didn't seem to alter the lovely red tone.

The pattern: Ingenious is probably the best word for it. I love the way this cardigan is constructed, especially the yoke and the biased fronts. And although it's a lot of stockinette knitting, it's quite worth the effort.