The Old Man & The Sea
Aloha Knitting Friends!
The Old Man & The Sea is so close to being available! The goal is to have it set for this Monday May 6th for purchase. In the meantime I wanted to make information about this beautiful cardigan easy to understand and accessible.
So I took you to the beach! My solution to everything, of course, is get as close to salt water as possible. So watch this:
Hopefully that helps you know what to expect! You can see the yarn as well as the way the finished object looks when worn. (Not to mention the beautiful Intersections Break) SpaceCadet Creations Lyra was my favourite yarn out of all I experimented with…and I tested lots! And if you hurry over to her shoppe I know she has lots of Lyra in Honey available now! There is also 3 skeins of Pride…a colour I love! Stephanie can also dye to order! She is, I believe, working on some Lyra right now.
After blocking measurements are: Bust 31(34, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)
The Old Man and The Sea is worked from the bottom up to the armpits. Sleeves are knit separately and then joined to the body (to be knit seamlessly). Raglan shaping starts as the arms are added.
This cardigan was not created to meet in the middle, but to have 1 to 2 inches of space between sides in the front. However, it is easily altered to have the sides come closer together.
Aside from weaving in a few loose ends and a small puka (“hole” under arm from joining in the round) you are pau hana as we say here in Hawaii… “finished with work” when you cast off at the neck. You may of course add buttons or closures if desired. I love the look of the smaller version with the awesome hardware closures as pictured below
I hope between the video and this post you have some questions answered. It is also my hope you are eager to join in on the Knit-A-Long/ Read-A-Long. You do not need to purchase the pattern to read alone with us! Everyone is welcome!
Lastly, can I ask you to share this post with your friends to help me get the word out? There are different links below you can use: twitter, FaceBook, google… I would be stoked to have as many people as possible read along and knit with us!
As Always, My Aloha to YOU,